Iraq’s army has shot down two British planes carrying weapons for ISIL terrorists in Iraq’s Al Anbar province.
Hakem al-Zameli, head of the Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defence Committee revealed that the committee “has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,” FARS News reported. The senior lawmaker said that the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations and added it is receiving daily reports from security forces and people in the province on countless flights led by the U.S.-led coalition’s planes, which airdrop weapons and supplies for the group in terrorist-held areas.
The Iraqi lawmaker explained that the United States prefers the chaotic situation in the province because it reportedly does not want the ISIL crisis to come to an end. The al-Ahed news website quoted Khalaf Tarmouz, head of Al Anbar Provincial Council saying that they have “discovered weapons made in the United States, European countries and Israel from the areas liberated from ISIL’s control in Al-Baqdadi region.” Mr Tarmouz added that the weapons made by European nations and Israel was discovered from the terorists in the Eastern parts of Ramadi.
Mr Al-Zameli has previously said that the planes of the anti-ISIL coalition have dropped weapons and food supplies for the terrorist group in Al-Anbar, Salahuddin and Diyala provinces. The head of the Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defence Committee noted that the coalition is the main reason why ISIL still exists in Iraq. He told the news agency in January “there are proofs and evidence for the U.S.-led coalition’s military aid to ISIL terrorists through air.” Mr Al-Zameli added that the members of his committee have proved that planes belonging to the United States have dropped advanced weaponry for the ISIL, which is why it has set up an investigation committee to probe into the matter.
Mr Al-Zameli said the United States “drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about the whereabouts of the ISIL positions.” Furthermore, the United States is attempting to “distort the reality with its allegations,” the senior lawmaker said.
In October 2014, a high-ranking Iranian commander slammed the United States for providing aid supplies to the terrorist group and mentioned that the U.S. claimed the weapons were mistakenly airdropped to ISIL. Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forcessaid the “so-called anti-ISIL coalition” supplies the terrorist group with weapons, food and medicine in Jalawla region.
The United States responded by saying it had airdropped medical aid and weapons to Kurdish fighters fighting the terrorist group in Kobani, a city in northern Syria. According to the U.S. Defence Department, it had airdropped 28 packages of supplies and weapons, but one of them did not make it into the hands of the Kurdish fighters. Video footage revealed that ISIL militants took some of the weapons, FARS News reported.
Elsewhere, Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iranian-supported Shia militia in Iraq is accusing the United States of supplying weapons to ISIS, National Review noted. A video from Iran’s Press TV recorded by Kata’ib Hezbollah claims to show a U.S. Chinook helicopter resupplying terrorist forces.