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US Army lost track of $1 billion worth of arms & equipment in Iraq, Kuwait

RT/Moscow: A newly released declassified audit from the US Department of Defense shows that negligent accounting by the military has resulted in the Pentagon not knowing what happened to more than $1 billion in arms and equipment meant for the Iraqi Army. The Office of Inspector General for the Pentagon’s findings from September 2016 was made public Wednesday as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from human rights group Amnesty International.


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PHILIPPINES MILITARY SETPS UP EFFORTS TO EXPEL ISIS TERRORIRSTS FROM MARAWI. 46 PEOPLE KILLED

Source: REUTERS The Philippines military has setpped up efforts to expel ISIS terrorists from the city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao. The Philippines government has deployed army troops, special forces, attack helicopters and armoured vehicles for this task. However, the goal of this effort has not been achieved yet. “Our troops are doing deliberate operations in areas we believe are still occupied or infested with the terrorist presence,” the head of the task force, Brigadier General Rolly Bautista, said. An intense fighting has been ongoing since Tuesday when ISIS-linked gunmen entered the city. Foreign fighters were a notable part of the group attacked Marawi. “What is happening in Mindanao is no longer a rebellion of Filipino citizens. It has transmogrified into an invasion by foreign fighters,” But Mr Calida, the solicitor-general, said a news conference. “They want to make Mindanao part of the caliphate.” In total, 46 people were killed in the clashes: 15 members of secur…

ISIS RELEASED MORE INFO ABOUT ITS DIY ROCKET LAUNCHERS

The ISIS-linked Magazine Al-Nabaa has published an infographics containing valuable information about ISIS famous DIY rocket launchers. According to the infographics, the launchers were manufactured by the “Industrialization and Development Authority of the Islamic State ” and entered the service in 2017. They were presented as a shoulder-mounted, multi-role, one-time use rocket launcher that can be used by one fighter. Click to see the full-size image According to Al-Nabaa, these launchers are used to destroy unarmored vehicles and vehicles equipped with conventional armor such as BMP-1, Humvee, Cougar, Cobra, as well as old Russian- and American-made battle tanks. PG-7V and PG-9 rockets have armor penetration capacity above 300 mm. There are four types of ISIS DIY rocket launchers: The thermobaric rocket-launcher armed with a thermobaric rocket, with a range of 250 meters, and the length of the 90 cm and weighing 10.5 kg. It is used to destroy fortifications and to target enemy infa…

SOME ISIS COMMANDERS JOINED US-BACKED ‘MODERATE OPPOSITION’ IN SOUTHEASTERN SYRIA – REPORTS

US-backed Syrian rebels run in an unknown place in Syria, June 28, 2016. The New Syrian Army via AP Some ISIS commanders have joined the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) operating in the Al-Tanf area on the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to pro-government sources. According to reports, two former commanders of ISIS, “Ghassan al-Sanki” and “Mahmoud Faraj” have arrived to the area controlled by the FSA and the US Special Forces in the Syrian desert from Deir Ezzour. It is believed that “Ghassan al-Sanki” was one of ISIS most prominent commanders in the town of Al-Bukamal located near the Syrian-Iraqi border. Many ISIS fighters in Deir Ezzor are believed to be ex-FSA fighters who joined ISIS when it captured the oil fields in the area. Now they are leaving ISIS that is losing a major part of its financial resources. The FSA in Deir Ezzor was known for its strong relationship with ISIS in Iraq and Syria and its work on smuggling fighters and arms into Iraqi territory, where it played a k…