One of ISIS' fiercest enemies is finally getting US help

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For a long time one of ISIS' fiercest opponents have been asking the US for aid, and after Tuesday they'll finally be getting it.

In a historic move, the US has officially agreed to $415 million in military assistance to the Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq.

The Peshmerga forces who will be receiving the aid have long gone without essential supplies during their campaign against ISIS: in June, it was reported that even the Baghdad government had refused to allocate a budget for them — even though they are considered to be a part of Iraq's defense system.

More on the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters:

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At a makeshift clinic in Salhiya, wounded Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers are brought in ambulances following fierce battles with Islamic State group militants in nearby Nineveh province, near Dahuk, 260 miles (420 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Anxious relatives and friends await the arrival of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, who were wounded in fierce battles with Islamic State group militants in nearby Nineveh province, at the Zakho Emergency Hospital in Dahuk, 260 miles (420 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier who was wounded in fierce battles in nearby Nineveh province with Islamic State group militants is brought to the Zakho Emergency Hospital for treatment, in Dahuk, 260 miles (420 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Wounded Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers are brought in ambulances to a makeshift clinic following fierce battles with Islamic State group militants in nearby Nineveh province, near Dahuk, 260 miles (420 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Anxious relatives and friends await the arrival of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, who were wounded in fierce battles with Islamic State group militants in nearby Nineveh province, at the Zakho Emergency Hospital in Dahuk, 260 miles (420 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
MOSUL, IRAQ - SEPTEMBER 30: President of Kurdish Regional Government Masoud Barzani visits peshmergas in Mosul's district Rabia, Iraq on 30 September, 2014. (Photo by Pool - Press Office of Kurdish Regional Government/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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In a statement from Al Jazeera, Delawer Haider Hosheet, a Peshmerga sergeant claims, "I have a lot of friends who still have not paid their rent for the last three months of last year. They owe so much money to the grocery shop and the bazaar."

This US assistance comes at a crucial time as ISIS territory in Iraq shrinks — in 2015, it decreased by 40% from its maximum expansion. As the battle to reclaim Mosul — Iraq's second largest city — looms near, the US seems intent on helping all the major parties involved in the final push to rid ISIS of their remaining hub in the country.

In addition to the 560 US troops that were recently committed to the region, air assets, such as Apache attack helicopters, have been reported to be made available.

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Kurds in Turkey celebrate as peshmerga a convoy crosses through at the Habur border crossing along the Turkish-Iraqi border with heavy weapons on October 29, 2014. Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way by land and by air, joining militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, from the Islamic State group after setting off from Iraq. Kobane's Kurdish defenders have been eagerly waiting for the peshmerga since Turkey last week said it would allow them to traverse its territory to enter the town. AFP PHOTO/ILYAS AKENGIN (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Peshmerga fighters flash victory signs as their convoy crosses the Habur border crossing along the Turkish-Iraqi border with heavy weapons on October 29, 2014. Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way by land and by air, joining militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, from the Islamic State group after setting off from Iraq. Kobane's Kurdish defenders have been eagerly waiting for the peshmerga since Turkey last week said it would allow them to traverse its territory to enter the town. AFP PHOTO/ILYAS AKENGIN (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Kurds in Turkey celebrate waving the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) banners as a Peshmerga fighters convoy cross through at the Habur border along the Turkish-Iraqi border with heavy weapons on October 29, 2014. Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way by land and by air, joining militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, from the Islamic State group after setting off from Iraq. Kobane's Kurdish defenders have been eagerly waiting for the peshmerga since Turkey last week said it would allow them to traverse its territory to enter the town. AFP PHOTO/ILYAS AKENGIN (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Kurds in Turkey celebrate waving the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) flag as a Peshmerga fighters convoy cross through at the Habur border along the Turkish-Iraqi border with heavy weapons on October 29, 2014. Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way by land and by air, joining militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, from the Islamic State group after setting off from Iraq. Kobane's Kurdish defenders have been eagerly waiting for the peshmerga since Turkey last week said it would allow them to traverse its territory to enter the town. AFP PHOTO/ILYAS AKENGIN (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)
SIRNAK, TURKEY - OCTOBER 29: A convoy carrying heavy weapons belonging to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, crosses into Turkey from the Habur border crossing on Turkish-Iraqi border in Sirnak province of Turkey, on October 29, 2014. The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups against ISIL militants in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey. (Photo by Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SIRNAK, TURKEY - OCTOBER 29: A convoy carrying heavy weapons belonging to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, crosses into Turkey from the Habur border crossing on Turkish-Iraqi border in Sirnak province of Turkey, on October 29, 2014. The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups against ISIL militants in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey. (Photo by Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DUHOK, IRAQ - OCTOBER 29: A convoy carrying heavy weapons belonging to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, arrives at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing on the Iraqi-Turkish border in Duhok, Iraq on October 29, 2014. The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups against ISIL militants in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DUHOK, IRAQ - OCTOBER 29: A convoy carrying heavy weapons belonging to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, arrives at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing on the Iraqi-Turkish border in Duhok, Iraq on October 29, 2014. The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups against ISIL militants in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SANLIURFA, TURKEY OCTOBER 29: Turkish security officials take extensive security measures as a group of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces who will travel onwards to the Syrian town of Kobani, arrive at the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa, Turkey, on October 29, 2014. A private plane carrying Peshmerga forces landed at Turkey's GAP Airport from Erbil International Airport at 01.15 a.m, local time. The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups against ISIL militants in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey. (Photo by Ahmet Okatali/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DUHOK, IRAQ - OCTOBER 29: A convoy carrying heavy weapons belonging to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, arrives at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing on the Iraqi-Turkish border in Duhok, Iraq on October 29, 2014. The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups against ISIL militants in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DUHOK, IRAQ - OCTOBER 29: A convoy carrying heavy weapons belonging to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, arrives at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing on the Iraqi-Turkish border in Duhok, Iraq on October 29, 2014. The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups against ISIL militants in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SIRNAK, TURKEY - OCTOBER 29: A convoy carrying heavy weapons belonging to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, crosses into Turkey from the Habur border crossing on Turkish-Iraqi border in Sirnak province of Turkey, on October 29, 2014. The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups against ISIL militants in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey. (Photo by Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SIRNAK, TURKEY - OCTOBER 29: A convoy carrying heavy weapons belonging to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, crosses into Turkey from the Habur border crossing on Turkish-Iraqi border in Sirnak province of Turkey, on October 29, 2014. The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups against ISIL militants in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey. (Photo by Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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However, the move has been spurned by some critics in Iraq, claiming that there were "under-the-table agreements" between the US and Iraq in order to satisfy the deal.

According to Al Jazeera though, US officials have rejected the implication and remained adamant that their focus is recapturing ISIS-held territory.

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