ISIS Daesh Equipped with US-made Missiles, Attacks Syrian Army In Deir Ezzor

The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) was pictured by their official media wing on Satuday firing a U.S. manufactured anti-tank missile towards a Syrian Arab Army vehicle in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

Based on the pictures posted by the Islamic State’s official media “Al-Amaq,” the anti-tank missile was identified as a model BMG-71 TOW, which is both designed and manufactured in the United States. 

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The TOW missile was likely given to U.S. designated “moderate” rebel factions in Syria before coming into the possession of the Islamic State terrorists.

In the past, the Islamic State has boasted about capturing and buying several TOW missiles from U.S. backed rebel groups in Syria; so, this is not an isolated incident.

Articles by: Leith Fadel

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