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originally posted by: FlyingFox
It's the fact these are fresh frontline weapons...
7. CONCLUSION: Based upon the above sý;ccessful POP testing, the following UN POP symbol has been applied to the metal container in accordance with drawing 9331255. O 1A2/Y361Sr* Sa tUSAiODaAYD **Last two digits of year packed.
Packaging Group Level Equivalent
The letter X, Y, or Z indicates what packing group the package was tested to.
X = Packing Group I (Highest Degree of Danger)
Y = Packing Group II (Medium Degree of Danger)
Z = Packing Group III (Lowest Degree of Danger)
Under the regulations, if a packaging has been tested to the highest degree of danger, it may be appropriate to place materials in that packaging which have a lower hazard. Therefore, the following is also correct: X = Packing Group I, II, III Y = Packing Group II, III Z = Packing Group III
Year and Location of Manufacture Year of Manufacture - The marking must indicate the last two digits of the year of manufacture. (For example, 16 for 2016). Manufacture Location Country Symbol - The symbol of the country where the manufacturing took place must be listed in the mark. For packaging produced in the United States, the mark would show "USA".
U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents. It is possible that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters acquired them from army bases they have taken over in recent days, the sources said. The Stinger missile is a shoulder-fired surface-to-air weapon that is used against aircraft. As ISIS forces have advanced through Iraq, concerns have increased that more U.S.-made weaponry could fall into the hands of the radical group. Iraqi intelligence officials said ISIS fighters managed to take control of two big weapons depots late last week holding some 400,000 items, including AK-47 rifles, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, artillery shells and mortars. A quarter of the stockpiles were quickly sent to Syria in order to help the group's comrades there, they said. Also last week, according to a report from the West Point Combating Terrorism Center, the ISIS "now possesses scores of Iraqi military equipment originally provided by the United States, from Humvees and cargo vehicles to small arms." Fox News' Jennifer Griffin, Jonathan Wachtel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS hands, officials say
Iraqi army has found a number of US-made anti-tank TOW missiles after capturing ISIS military base in al Shourah town in the South of Mosul region of Iraq.
BREAKING: US-MADE MISSILES WERE FOUND IN ISIS MILITARY BASE IN MOSUL