The Iraqi military abandoned more that 100 vehicles and weapons systems as it fled Ramadi, including several U.S.-origin platforms.
Keeping the military vehicles out of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) hands is vital, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The United States has determined that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was building an armored force.
Officials said the U.S. intelligence community detected a presence of U.S. and Russian-origin armored vehicle platforms at ISIL facilities in northern Iraq.
The officials said the platforms included armored personnel carriers, main battle tanks and armored combat vehicles. Continue reading