How US and Russian arms fell into ISIS' hands

November 23, 2015 10:22 AM

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How US and Russian arms fell into ISIS' hands

Old military campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan and other troubled Middle Eastern countries have come back to haunt the U.S., Russia and Europe as the ordnance left behind has fallen into the hands of a powerful enemy: The terrorist group known as Islamic State.

All types of military vehicles – from Soviet-era tanks and modern U.S. Humvees to Black Hawk helicopters, AK-47s and fighter jets – have been identified as being used by the jihadist group ISIS in their campaigns across swathes of Syria and Iraq.

Also read: Russian Campaign in Syria Exposes Moscow’s Defense Gaps

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