Mosul, Iraq- When ISIS fighters seized the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, with the city came over 2,300 U.S. military armored humvees. That, according to Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
In an interview with state run Al Iraqiya television, the Prime Minister admitted “In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons… We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone.”
This issue is nothing new to Truth in Media. Months ago in our Origins of ISIS report, we explained how thousands of armored military vehicles left by the U.S. military in Iraq, had been seized by ISIS fighters.
In that report we explain, “One of the most important facts that mainstream media ignores time and time again is that ISIS was able to grow so fast, because of all the U.S. military equipment they were able to seize – equipment that our military left in Iraq,” said Swann. “Truckloads of Humvees, tanks and weaponry that instead of taking or destroying, the U.S. government simply decided to leave behind.”
On Monday, a Humvee was used in an IS suicide bombing on a military base north of Fallujah that killed 42, a military source told Al Jazeera.
The value of the lost vehicles is unknown. But in December 2014, the US State Department approved a possible sale of 1,000 Humvees armed with machine guns, and grenade launchers to Iraq at an estimated cost of $579 million.
Watch the full Origins of ISIS report here:
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