Latest airdrop follows an “errant” delivery of weapons back in October. The report also comes just as the Iraqi army and volunteer fighters appear to be gaining the upper hand in making significant gains against the Islamic State (ISIL /ISIS)
Iraq claims it now has the upper hand in the battle to regain territory from the terrorist group.
In October a purported errant airdrop of weapons fell into the hands Islamic State fighters outside Kobani in Syria.
In November Iraqi intelligence sources said the U.S. is actively supplying ISIS with weapons.
“The Iraqi intelligence sources reiterated that the US military planes have airdropped several aid cargoes for ISIL terrorists to help them resist the siege laid by the Iraqi army, security and popular forces,” a report stated.
“What is important is that the US sends these weapons to only those that cooperate with the Pentagon and this indicates that the US plays a role in arming the ISIL.”
The London-based organization Conflict Armament Research previously reported that ISIS fighters are using “significant quantities” of arms including M16 assault rifles marked “property of the US government.”