US report confirms nine Abrams tanks ended up with Iranian-backed militias in Iraq | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


US report confirms nine Abrams tanks ended up with Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

Nine Abrams tanks the United States had provided to Iraqi forces for the battle against the Islamic State (IS) are now in the hands of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias, a US military audit confirmed.

A quarterly inspector general report for the US mission in Iraq and Syria, released on Feb. 2, confirms that M1 Abrams battle tanks and other lethal equipment provided to the Iraqi government by Washington have ended up with the Hashd al-Shaabi, also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

“The US Department of State acknowledged that some US-provided military equipment sent to support the mission, including as many as nine M1 Abrams tanks, had fallen into the hands of Iranian-backed militias that fought against [IS] in Iraq,” the report read.

The report added that the Department of State pressed the Iraqi government to prioritize the return of defense articles provided by the US as designated in the sale agreements.

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Fallen?

Ethan Allen and...

Issued by the Iraqi army most likely. These would be monkey models,nothing like those issued to US troops.

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