The Islamic State (ISIS) can count on one source of support for ready weapons in its brutal attempts to take over Iraq and Syria — the U.S. taxpayer.
A first-time field study report by an international weapons – track int think tank, Conflict Armament Research (CAR), has discovered six U.S.-made and U.S.-issued M16A4 assault rifles, each stamped, “Property of U.S. Govt.,” among weapons captured by Kurdish militia battling ISIS.
The report states, “Islamic State forces have captured significant quantities of U.S.-manufactured small arms and have employed them on the battlefield.”
The rifles likely were captured by ISIS from military stockpiles when they overran cities in Iraq and Syria. The weapons originally were provided to Iraq as “part of a multibillion-dollar U.S. program to arm and train the Iraqi military,” BuzzFeed reports.
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