PHOTOS: US Plane Drops Weapons for ISIS Militants in Iraq

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PHOTOUS: Plane Drops Weapons for ISIS Militants in Iraq
PHOTOUS: Plane Drops Weapons for ISIS Militants in Iraq

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In a video posted on Iraq’s al-Maaloomah news website on Sunday, they are purportedly heard saying that the American plane had also jammed their communication devices in the Hadisah Island district.

“There is an American aircraft seen at four o’clock in the morning on Friday over the Hadisah Island district of the Anbar province, delivering weapons and munitions to ISIS criminals,” one of the policemen says.

“The plane proceeded to jam radar devices of the police regiment stationed in Hadisah Island to prevent contact between the affiliates and the headquarters of the regiment,” he added.

The man said they had seen a military vehicle of ISIS arriving in the region a few minutes later and transferring the weapons to the place the group controlled.

In the video, the man and his associates are heard appealing to Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to follow up the issue.

The Iraqi army and the volunteer Hashd al-Shaabi forces liberated the district from ISIS terrorists just last month.

US Military Surge

On Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Baghdad where he said ISIS was losing ground, including more than 40 percent of the territory that they once controlled in the country.

The United States, which withdrew its forces from Iraq in 2011, has redeployed several thousand as part of a coalition, which it says, it is leading against ISIS.

President Barack Obama is reportedly weighing an increase in the number of American troops in Iraq but Kerry said there had been no formal request from the Iraqis and the issue had not been raised on Friday.

US officials said last week Washington was also considering to greatly increase the number of its special operations forces deployed to Syria.

The US, they said, looked to “accelerate recent gains” against ISIS.


Critics, however, questioned motives behind the plan, citing Washington’s failure to commit troops when ISIS was overrunning Syrian and Iraqi cities one after another.

Military Might Projection

On Saturday, the US Air Force deployed B-52 bombers to Qatar, the first time they have been based in the Middle East since the end of the Persian Gulf War in 1991.

“The B-52 demonstrates our continued resolve to apply persistent pressure on Daesh and defend the region in any future contingency,” said Charles Brown, commander of US Air Forces Central Command.

Brown said the bombers would be able to deliver precision weapons and carry out a range of missions, including strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, and maritime operations.

The US has seen its projected military might overshadowed by a relatively successful Russian campaign in Syria and Washington’s recent flexing of muscles is seen as part of a bid to reassert its dominance.

Arms Shipment History

In October 2014, ISIS released a new video in which it bragged it recovered weapons and supplies that the US military intended to deliver to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobani.

Some Iraqi MPs have also accused the US of deliberately arming ISIS, citing an arms air-drop case in Tikrit, but government officials have rejected it.

In Syria, the US military has airdropped tons of ammunition to militants while softening its opposition to using its materiel to attack President Bashar al-Assad.

On Friday, the US government’s Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website detailed arms shipment to militants in Syria, showing it delivered 3,000 tons of weapons in December 2015 despite a ceasefire, Press TV reported.

7 COMMENTS

  1. these are “District of Criminals” planes of course, how many times do they have to get caught doing this, and airlifting military mercenary “terrorist leaders” out of harms way, before they start getting shot down just for the fact of being there?! it’s sure not going to happen with the Iraq puppet “leader” in place who back-door sells oil to turkey with the military mercenaries posing as “ISIS”.

  2. I would have expected grenades packed in a jumble like this and dropped from a plane would explode on impact!?

  3. The Russian and Chinese need to join forces and declare full-spectrum total air supremacy over Iraq and Syria ( Libya next to cleanse it and rebuild it )….Future arm sales to the two (3) countries will help pay for the operations. Then the EU can/will/MUST do the right thing and reverse the massive, unwarranted invasion of 2015-2016.

  4. ISIS oh ISIS,
    go home, young brethren, go home
    you are “getting played”
    as soon as mafiosi is done with you
    you will be wiped and cleaned

    go home

  5. Only a matter of time.and the Russians will return. How much faster and harder will they hit? The duplicitous and fork tongued Kerry is a prime example of how the Kremlin should never ever trust a Bonesman. I’m certain they already know this. And perchance the reason the.Americans have evacuated dependants out of Turkey is that they already know what’s about to happen?

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