Syria ISIL reinforced by Iraqi weapons

ISIL militants entering military vehicles from Iraqi into Syria. ISIL-MC

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL) transferred yesterday heavy weapons and military vehicles into Syria, after seizing them from the Iraqi army during the operations in cities of Mosul and Tikrit earlier this week. Local sources in Hasakah city, northeast of Syria, told ARA News that several Iraqi military vehicles were seen arriving in ISIL-held Shaddadi town in southern Hasakah, accompanied with ammunition and heavy weapons.

Ahmed al-Husseini, an activist based in the city of Shaddadi near Hasaka, stated to ARA News that several military vehicles have arrived in the Syrian city of Shaddadi, south of Hasakah, in addition to heavy weapons and ammunition ISIL seized from the Iraqi army in Mosul and Nineveh.

On the other hand, several pictures and videos (posted online) showed ISIL-held armoured vehicles brought to the areas under its control in the Hasakah province, passing through towns ofTel Hamis, al-Hol and Tel Birak.

Meanwhile, the ISIL published online a report for this booty (gaining military vehicles and weapons) entitled “breaking the borders of Sykes-Picot agreement” showing the berm between Syria and Iraq removed, and the entry of military vehicles to the Syrian side.

Anwar Naso, member of the Political Committee of the Kurdish Yekiti Party in Syria, stated to ARA News that no one disagrees that Mosul has been delivered by the “double agent” Nuri al-Maliki (current PM of Iraq) to the ISIL, which is not much different from Syria’s Raqqa scenario when al-Assad regime forces withdrew, delivering the city to ISIL militants.

Naso pointed out that the difference between the two cases is that al-Maliki left military equipments worth millions of dollars, including airplanes which will enter the Syrian territory by ISIL in order to fight the rebels in Deir ez-Zor and other areas of Syria to extend control over all the “liberated areas” (from the Assad regime).

“What is important for us is the possible control of over Deir ez-Zor, which will push the group to head towards Hasakah province and open another front with the Kurdish areas (areas with a Kurdish majority in Syria),” Naso told ARA News on the phone.

Noteworthy, the ISIL is engaged in fighting against the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Islamic Front and Jabhat al-Nusra in Deir ez-Zor province, where dozens of civilians were reportedly killed and hundreds of families displaced due to the raging violence.


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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