In an effort to boost opponents of ISIS in the Anbar province, the U.S. plans to purchase arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq. Those arms will include AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades, and mortar rounds. The $24.1 million spending spree is part of a larger $1.6 billion spending request to Congress by the Pentagon that focuses on training and arming Iraqi and Kurdish forces. “Not arming tribal fighters will continue to leave anti-ISIL tribes reluctant to actively counter ISIL,” the request said.
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