Headline News

News > Latest News > Headline News > APNewsBreak: US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

APNewsBreak: US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

SYDNEY (AP) — Senior U.S. officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in Iraq. The U.S. previously had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government. The officials wouldn't say which U.S. agency is providing the arms or what weapons are being sent, but one official said it isn't the Pentagon. The CIA has historically done similar arming operations. Officials say the administration is close to approving plans for the Pentagon to arm the Kurds. Recently the U.S. military has been helping facilitate weapons deliveries from the Iraqis to the Kurds, who had been losing ground to the Islamic State. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the operation publicly.

Headline News

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on...
The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off...
They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot...