WASHINGTON — Iran’s leading proxy is promoting it acquisition of a U.S.-origin main battle tank.
A Hizbullah video showed a 60-vehicle convoy in Iraq with the M1A1 main battle tank, Long War Journal reported. The video, posted on YouTube, showed an Abrams MBT as well as the U.S.-origin M113 armored personnel carriers and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected or MRAP.
The convoy of Hizbullah Brigades, said to be inspired and linked to Lebanon’s Hizbullah, also showed the Safir 4×4 armored vehicle developed by Iran. Hizbullah flew its flag over the Abrams and other U.S. vehicles.
The Long War Journal said the U.S. vehicles appear to have been transported to the ISIL front. The website said it was unclear whether the Iraq Army relayed the Abrams to Hizbullah, classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.
Full article: Iran-backed Hizbullah shows off U.S. Abrams tank on YouTube (World Tribune)