Bosnia-Herzegovina will donate 500 tons of ammunition to the Iraqi government, “thus contributing to the fight against the terrorist Islamic State.”
This was announced in Sarajevo, with Bosnian Defense Minister Zekerijah Osmic telling the daily Dnevni Avaz that the “weapons donation” will consist of 15 million 7.9mm and 400,000 14.5mm bullets.
This is surplus ammunition, he explained.
The decision was agreed on by the Bosnian Presidency, and the request for Bosnia to join the anti-IS coalition came from the United States.
Osmic said the U.S. embassy asked the Ministry of Defense whether they would donate ammunition to Iraq, “in order to contribute to the fight against the IS.”
Osmic said there were 16,000 tons more surplus armaments in the country that were “becoming unstable, in a way,” and therefore “must be gotten rid of.”