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© Licensed to London News Pictures. 30/03/2015. Erbil, Iraq. A Kurdish peshmerga officer zeros the sights on his G36 assault rifle, donated by Germany, during a training package run by coalition forces at a military training area near Erbil, Iraq.
8,000 G36 and 8,000 G3 assault rifles were donated by the German government to the peshmerga, along with 6 million pieces of ammunition for the weapons.
The training is part of a four week long package, the first to be held with a complete peshmerga battalion, run by coalition forces mobile training teams (MTT) in Kurdistan with the aim to make the peshmerga more efficient in combatting the Islamic State. Photo credit: Matt Cetti-Roberts/LNP
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