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Sweden reiterates support for Kurdish Peshmerga

Sweden’s Défense Minister Peter Hultqvist on Wednesday reiterated his government’s commitment to training and supporting Kurdish Peshmerga forces, reports Kurdistan24.net.

“We have a training mission in Iraq – in Erbil. We have worked there together with the Peshmerga for a long time. We have a good experience of that and we thing its very important for Sweden to be a partner in the coalition against Da’esh. There is no change in our support to the mission. That’s the bottom line for the Kurdish people. We’re here to help.”

The Peshmerga, known for their devout commitment to the Kurdish nationalist cause and regarded as well-trained, well-armed and capable, are the Iraqi Kurdish military force of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination. The term Peshmerga translates to ‘those who follow death.’

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