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US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS hands, officials say
Fox News ^ | June 16, 2014 | Jennifer Griffin, Jonathan Wachtel , AP

Posted on 06/16/2014 7:33:46 PM PDT by xzins

U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents.

Iraqi intelligence officials said ISIS fighters managed to take control of two big weapons depots late last week holding some 400,000 items, including AK-47 rifles, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, artillery shells and mortars. A quarter of the stockpiles were quickly sent to Syria in order to help the group's comrades there, they said.

... ISIS "now possesses scores of Iraqi military equipment originally provided by the United States, from Humvees and cargo vehicles to small arms."

Fox News' Jennifer Griffin, Jonathan Wachtel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya; stinger; syria

1 posted on 06/16/2014 7:33:46 PM PDT by xzins
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Seems those ‘craven’ Sunni Iraqis turned over their weapons to those Sunni ISIS warriors. Were they giving a big finger to Shi’ite Maliki?


2 posted on 06/16/2014 7:34:57 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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Let’s just hope they use them to kill Islamists.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 7:36:45 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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With Stingers, these guys can do incredible damage anywhere over there now.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 7:38:39 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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Or at Dulles International


5 posted on 06/16/2014 7:39:34 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3168595/posts


6 posted on 06/16/2014 7:40:24 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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