Some parts of the latest propaganda video of ISIS published today shows ISIS using U.S. TOW anti-tank missiles during the capture of the Syrian town of Palmyra last month.
Abu Malik Tamimi, the ISIS commander in the video, addresses his fellow terrorists in Arabic, while showing ISIS using Tanks, Rocket launchers, Howitzers and other heavy weaponry in their attack on the town.
The TOW makes its debut appearance in the video. Presumably, most of these weapons have been obtained by ISIS in their victories against U.S.-backed so-called “Moderate rebels” of Syrian terrorist groups.
It is clear that the capture and use of the CIA-provided TOW missiles by Jabhat al-Nusra are also in the hands of ISIS.
Additionally, it is also clear that both Al-Qaeda and ISIS are using TOW missiles that have been provided to U.S.-backed “so-called moderate” groups.
Video courtesy of: alalam
The CIA program to supply these “so-called moderate” groups with TOW systems began in April 2014, meaning that it took less than a year for these heavy weapons to end up in the hands of designated terror groups.
Reports indicate that ISIS has also obtained 40 M1A1 tanks, 74,000 machine guns, and 52 M198 Howitzer mobile gun systems.
When U.S. weapons, now in the hands of terrorist groups end up killing Iraqi soldiers and civilians, who will answer for this growing blow-back?
Video courtesy of: TomoNews US