Czech government to send more arms aid to Iraq and Jordan

25-01-2016

The Czech government on Monday agreed to send more help in the form of arms to Iraq and Jordan to help their fight against Islamic State. The announcement of the new aid came in a Twitter message from prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka. Specifically, 6,500 new and used machine guns will be sent to Iraqi and Kurdish forces in Iraq together with 7 million rounds of ammunition. The same quantity of munitions will also be sent to Jordan, seen as a relative oasis of stability and opposition to IS in the region.