ISIS use US military and air defese equipment in Palmyra
US Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend made a warning via a Pentagon video briefing on Wednesday that ISIS will use armored vehicles and air defense equipment it captured from the Syrian Army in Palmyra over the weekend.
“I’m not really exactly sure … what they’ve seized there. We believe it includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air defense equipment,” said Townsend, warning that the new gain could end up dangerous for the US-led coalition, which is engaged in airstrikes purportedly against Daesh.
“Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will.”
He then went onto explain that the US may strike these captured military equipment.