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Iraq to Supply Weapons to Kurds in Fight Against IS

Iraq said it would supply semiautonomous Kurdish region with its needs for heavy weapons to help Kurdish fighters battling militants of the Islamic State group. The arming of Kurdish forces is a contentious issue because some Iraqi politicians suspect Kurdish leaders have aspirations to break away from the central government completely. Iraqi government has been reluctant to give arms directly to the Kurds because of a desire to see Iraq remain a unified state and a hesitancy to do...

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