An ISIS video claims that the United States airdropped weapons right into their hands. The Islamic State YouTube video released today was entitled, “Weapons and munitions dropped by American planes and landed in the areas controlled by the Islamic State in Kobani.”
The ISIS video claiming to have intercepted a U.S. airdrop was also posted on the Twitter account of a user identified as ‘a3maq news.” The social media account reportedly acts as the unofficial media arm of the Islamic State. The same Twitter account has been used in the past to post videos of ISIS militants firing Howitzer cannons made in America and the seizure of Syrian marijuana fields.
Past Islamic State videos have shown ISIS fighters driving American Humvees, MRAPs and tanks. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, ISIS recently claims to have stolen three fighter planes from bases the group seized in Iraq. The ISIS U.S. airdrop intercepted video has not yet been authenticated by government officials, but the Islamic State fighters shown do appear to be holding a sizeable cache of American munitions rounds and hand grenades, among other supplies.
White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes stated that the federal government was confident that all of the U.S. airdropped emergency supplies for the Kurdish fighters in Kobani were reaching the intended destination during a Monday CNN interview. “We feel very confident that, when we air drop support as we did into Kobani, we’ve been able to hit the target in terms of reaching the people we want to reach,” Ben Rhodes said.
— وكالة أعماق (@aamaq_twitt) October 21, 2014
“What I can assure people is that, when we are delivering aid now, we focus it on the people we want to receive that assistance. Those are civilians in need. Those are forces that we’re aligned with in the fight against ISIL, and we take precautions to make sure that it’s not falling into the wrong hands,” the national security official added. Rhodes was responding to questions raised after a report by The Daily Beast stated that humanitarian aid might be reaching ISIS controlled areas around Kobani via truck transport. The aid in question was primarily medical supplies and food and not weapons as shown in the new ISIS video.
— وكالة أعماق (@aamaq_twitt) October 19, 2014
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[Image via: Youtube video screengrab]