DOD: Army Failed to Properly Secure U.S. Weapons Now in Enemy Hands in Iraq - Breitbart: Some American taxpayer-funded weapons sent to Iraq to combat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) may have ended up in enemy hands as a result of the U.S. Army’s failure to properly track and secure the military equipment, Pentagon officials told lawmakers.
Among the military equipment the U.S. has sent to Arab and Kurdish fighters in Iraq to fight ISIS are ammunition, M16 rifles, M14 sniper rifles, 12-gauge shotguns, and military vehicles.
Iran-backed Shiite militias affiliated with the Baghdad-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) or Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), may have also gotten their hands on the equipment the U.S. Army lost.
PMU troops, also known as al-Hashd al-Shabi, were linked to American casualties before the rise of ISIS and have threatened U.S. forces after.
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