– US starts providing weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq – report (RT, Aug 11, 2014):
The US has reportedly started direct arms supplies to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Iraq to help them battle the Islamic State militants.
Previously the US insisted on selling arms only to the Iraqi government, but that policy has changed now, senior US officials told AP.
The officials would not disclose what kinds of weapons are being supplied or which agency is funneling them.
One official said it was not the Pentagon. Historically, the CIA has been involved in the clandestine arming of foreign fighters in various conflicts.