Reports are coming in that once again pro-government Iraqi Army forces have found U.S. made weapons, including missiles in ISIS held territories.
The Iraqi army and popular forces had found US-made missiles in Anbar province several times before. Provincial officials confirmed that the US-made weapons were sent by the US-led anti-ISIS coalition airplane for the ISIS terrorists in Anbar province.
Yet, Iraqi security officials clearly state that ISIS has sent US-made military equipment to Tal Afar region in the last two days to stand strong against Iraqi popular forces’ impending attack to capture the region.
“THE ISIS TERRORISTS HAVE SENT US-MADE TOW ANTI-TANK MISSILES TO TAL AFAR AND IT IS QUITE EVIDENT THAT THEY ARE PREPARING FOR A LONG-TERM WAR,” THE ARABIC-LANGUAGE MEDIA QUOTED AN IRAQI SECURITY OFFICIAL AS SAYING ON MONDAY.
In August of 2015, a senior Iraqi intelligence official revealed that the US helicopters dropped weapons and other aids for the ISIS terrorists in the Western province of al-Anbar.
“THE FIGHTERS PRESENT AT THE FOREFRONT OF FIGHTING AGAINST ISIS ALWAYS SEE US HELICOPTERS FLYING OVER ISIS-CONTROLLED AREAS AND DROPPING WEAPONS AND URGENT AIDS FOR THEM,” THE OFFICIAL WHO CALLED FOR ANONYMITY TOLD FNA.
He did state that the helicopters could have also been sent from Turkey or Israel. He added that in addition to dropping aids, that helicopters dropped ISIS ringleaders and wounded members from the battleground to some hospitals in Syria or other countries to support the terror group.
The official cautioned that such assistance further prolongs the conflicts in Anbar, adding that when the Iraqi army and popular forces purge the terrorists from Anbar province, the US helicopters will transfer ISIS ringleaders to other regions to prevent the Iraqi forces’ access to ISIS secrets.
Also in March 2015, a group of Iraqi popular forces known as Al-Hashad Al-Shabi shot down the US Army helicopter that was carrying weapons for ISIS in the Western parts of Al-Baghdadi region in Al-Anbar province.
In February 2015, a senior lawmaker disclosed that Iraq’s army had shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for ISIS terrorists in Al-Anbar province.
“THE IRAQI PARLIAMENT’S NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE HAS ACCESS TO THE PHOTOS OF BOTH PLANES THAT ARE BRITISH AND HAVE CRASHED WHILE THEY WERE CARRYING WEAPONS FOR ISIS,” AL-ZAMELI SAID.