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According to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, ISIS controls about 2,300 armored US Humvees. Most of those vehicles were seized after ISIS overran Mosul in June 2014.
According to The Soufan Group, ISIS used more than 30 car bombs in its Ramadi offensive. Many of these involved armored US Humvees, and some of the bombs were large enough to level an entire city block.
Intercepting a military convoy in Manipur, a group of nearly 50 militants attacked the Indian Army. Killing at least 20 soldiers, sources say the attackers used rocket launchers made in the United States.
Last month, the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group seized of control Ramadi, Iraq. Once overtaking the city, they gained control of a vast stockpile of weapons left behind by the United States military. According to Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren, “a half dozen US tanks were abandoned, a similar number of artillery pieces, a large number of armored personnel carriers, and about 100 wheeled vehicles – like Humvees,” are all now in the hands of Islamic State fighters.
It should serve as a lesson about the dangers of shipping large arms supplies into conflict zones. No matter the intentions, weapons can change hands quickly. Nevertheless, new shipments are currently en route to the Iraqi Army.
originally posted by: aboutface
a reply to: ugmold
I think I'm beginning to believe in karma./sarcasm off
We have air power over there. Could we not at least muck up their transportation?