Britain's military will give £600,000 (€840,000) worth of bandages and other medical supplies to the Kurdish Peshmerga in their fight against Islamic State (Isis), the Ministry of Defence (MoD said Monday (22 June).

Among the supplies are tourniquets, bandage kits, dressings for wounds and other medical supplies to "fill a significant gap in their resources", Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon confirmed in a statement.

The UK has so far given heavy machine guns and nearly half a million rounds of ammunition to the Peshmerga, along with 1,000 counter-IED detectors. It has also shipped 300 tonnes of weapons and ammunition on behalf of other countries.

The UK has said that its contributions to the fight have helped wrest back 25% of IS-held territory since joining the coalition of nations last year.

The MoD said in the coming months it would triple the counter-IED training it is offering in the country, bringing the total number of UK personnel supporting the coalition to 1000.