ISIS To Receive First Shipments Of US AT-4 Anti-Tank Weapons Next Week

Pentagon says US anti-armor weapons due in Iraq next week

WASHINGTON β€” An expedited shipment of 2,000 lightweight shoulder-fired weapons intended to help the Iraqi army stop the Islamic State group’s increasingly effective use of car bombs should arrive in Iraq as soon as next week, the Pentagon said Thursday.

The shipment is among a variety of weaponry and equipment the U.S. agreed to send to Iraq on an expedited basis after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Washington in April to plead for more help in fighting the extremists.

Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the shipment of shoulder-fired AT-4 weapons was not in response to the fall of Ramadi over the weekend, although the militants’ effective use of enormous car bombs there put a spotlight on Iraqi army deficiencies and prompted the White House to consider ways of strengthening US support for Iraq.

  • SDMatt

    Love the title. πŸ™‚

  • Clink9

    Obama would be like totally shocked to find these weapons ending up with ISIS.

  • Brett_McS

    Watch out for the ISIS unwrapping videos.

    • Frau Katze

      They do like to gloat.

  • Your tax dollar at work.

  • mauser 98

    weapons and support logistics,spare parts,training info mistakenly dropped into ISIS training camp

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Virtually NO recoil!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Can’t say for sure that ISIS will capture them. They could end up in the hands of the Shiite militias and Iran first.

  • Hard Little Machine

    This should tell you that all those locally produced Syrian YouTubes that purport to show rockets hitting tanks that literally explode 50 ft in the air are not what they seem. What you’re seeing is a tank loaded with explosives detonated as a glorified carbomb