ERBIL — Scotland has deployed over 100 military personnel to the Kurdistan Region to train the Peshmerga forces, a military official confirmed on Tuesday.
The Scottish troops will stay in the Kurdistan Region for six months, during which they will be giving the Peshmerga forces a “first-class training”, according to Sergeant Kevin Conway.
The official revealed that the trainings will “involve things like basic soldiering, infantry skills, first aid training and a bit of bomb training”.
“It [the training] has actually been very interesting. It’s been a lot more about soft skills, so dealing with key leaders, engaging with overseas forces and things like that. So really useful everyday skills.”
Several state members of the US-led Global Coalition have been training the Peshmerga troops since late 2014 to help them with their battle against the Islamic State (IS).