France will supply arms to Iraq’s Kurds “in the coming hours”, French President Francois Hollande has announced.
France has received approval from authorities in Baghdad for the decision, French media reports say. Kurdish forces have been fighting militants from the Islamic State (IS) group. The conflict has displaced thousands of people.
The US in turn, has also reportedly begun supplying weapons to the Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, BBC news informed.