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Wed Oct 1, 2014, 10:58 AM

 

Iraqi Air Force Accidentally Delivers Food And Ammunition To ISIS Militants

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/isis-iraqi-air-force_n_5908864.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Iraqi military pilots mistakenly gave food, water and ammunition to enemy ISIS militants instead of their own soldiers, a senior security official and a brigadier-general told NBC News. The supplies were supposed to help besieged Iraqi army officers and soldiers who had been fighting Islamist extremists for a week in Saglawyah and the village of Al-Sijar in the country’s western province of Anbar.

“Some pilots, instead of dropping these supplies over the area of the Iraqi army, threw it over the area that is controlled by ISIS fighters,” said Hakim Al-Zamili, a lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament who is a member of the security and defense committee and acts as a security liaison for service members and commanders formed by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. “Those soldiers were in deadly need of these supplies, but because of the wrong plans of the commanders in the Iraqi army and lack of experience of the pilots, we in a way or another helped ISIS fighters to kill our soldiers.”

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grahamhgreen Oct 2014 OP
CJCRANE Oct 2014 #1
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Tierra_y_Libertad Oct 2014 #3
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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:00 AM

1. Pay It Forward

might not work in this case.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:11 AM

2. Soon to be lost in a long litany of blunders to come.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:14 AM

3. It's a good thing we spent billions training those guys so we could leave safely.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 12:09 PM

4. Here is the question of the day

An air-drop requires you to fly over the drop zone. If ISIS or who-ever-they-are is so dangerous, why were these planes not shot out of the sky?

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Response to mrdmk (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 12:11 PM

5. Maybe because the air drop was not an "accident"...

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