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Ill-minded US-led coalition plane drops arms in ISIL-held areas

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A US-led coalition aircraft has once again dropped weapons in the areas controlled by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, security sources say.

According to Iraqi security officials, the aircraft dropped boxes of weapons and equipment in the al-Dor district in the restive Salahuddin province in north-central Iraq.

In a similar report on Friday, Secretary General of Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri said there was compelling evidence that the coalition’s aircraft threw arms and aid to the extremist group in the Salahuddin province.

Ameri, who is a top commander of Iraqi volunteer forces, also said the coalition had failed to clear any area from the ISIL militants, adding that volunteer fighters only relied on local support in their clean-up and liberation operations against the terrorists.

The airdrops come as the Iraqi army and volunteers are making significant gains against the terrorist group operating there.

Reports suggest the US military has airdropped weapons for the ISIL on several occasions.

In October 2014, the US military admitted that a bundle of ammunition and weapons it had dropped over the Syrian border town of Kobani had ended up in the hands of the ISIL members.

The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Iraq and Syria. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. They have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.

Since August, the US and some of its allies have been conducting airstrikes against what they say are ISIL positions in Iraq. Some members of the US-led coalition also started bombarding “ISIL-targets” inside Syria in September.

However, the raids have so far failed to dislodge the Takfiri group.

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