Iran claims Iraqi Army found US-made missiles in an ISIS base in Mosul

Mosul, Iraq – During operations to liberate Mosul from ISIS, the Iraqi Army discovered a number of US-made missiles at an ISIS fighting position in a southern part of Mosul.

“Several US-made missiles were found in al-Shoura region to the South of Mosul,” a local source told Iran’s state-controlled FARS News agency on Monday.

Iraqi security officials claim ISIS sent the US-made weapons to Tal Afar region – 63 kilometers west of Mosul – of Iraq within the last two days.

“The ISIL terrorists have sent US-made TOW anti-tank missiles to Tal Afar and it is quite evident that they are preparing for a long-term war,” FARS reported an Iraqi security official as saying.

“The fighters present at the forefront of fighting against the ISIL always see US helicopters flying over the ISIL-controlled areas and dropping weapons and urgent aids for them,” he claimed.

He was not able to confirm the helicopters were from the United States, saying it was possible the helicopters could have been sent from Turkey or Israel.

The missiles packaging indicate they were manufactured in the United States in 2001, according to their United Nations’s packaging codes.

This is not the first time US-made TOW missiles have been found within ISIS weapon caches.   In August, the Syrian Army claimed to have found a massive weapons cache full of U.S. manufactured weapons in Aleppo, Syria.

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