New Generation member asks why Peshmerga have to provide own supplies

Head of the New Generation Movement caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Kazim Faruq (File)

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SULAIMANI — A member of the New Generation Movement (NGM) on Friday (December 3) asked why Peshmerga forces have to provide their own supplies when the international community provides the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga with military equipment.

Kazim Faruq, the head of the NGM caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament, said Kurdish forces buy their own bullets and gas, and raised the question of what happened to the equipment provided from abroad.

"How do you send Peshmerga in regular vehicles to fight ISIS militants when you know there is a possibility of IEDs?” Faruq said, asking why a pickup truck was used for Peshmerga barricades.

Faruq said a Peshmerga called him and said the ministry would cut 35,000 Iraqi dinars from the salaries of each member of his team for the generator they had in their post and that they had to buy their own clothing and bullets.

(NRT Digital Media)