: :inin Kyiv (EET)

How Russia gave a huge number of weapons to the ISIS in Palmyra: 42 tanks, 7 IFV, artillery and 500 ton ammo. Photo, video


During a successful offensive on Palmyra, ISIS fighters “captured” Russian army base with a huge number of weapons:

  • 36 tanks
  • 7 Infantry fighting vehicles (IFV)
  • 8 army cargo truck
  • 6 122mm cannons artillery
  • 7 23 mm twin-barreled autocannons
  • Several BPM-97 “Vystrel” – new model of Russian mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle
  • Several hundred AK rifle
  • unknown number of mortars
  • 500 tonn ammunition for all this weapon

Russian military just left their base, leaving everything without any battle.

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That sounds unbelievable, but as UaPosition wrote earlier, the real Russia’s enemy in Syria is not the ISIS but anti-Assad rebels groups. Putin just used terrorist threat of ISIS to start bombing rebels position and civilians who can support rebels troops.


See also: Ukraine informs NATO on signs of possible transporting chemical weapons from Syria to Crimea

Now Russia gave a huge arsenal to ISIS and left Palmira area. Undoubtful Putin plans to use ISIS army against rebels troops, pro-USA Kurdish army and possible against his nominally allies Turkey. Isis will use this weapons against Iraqi Armed Forces near Mosul.


See also: The Logic and Risks Behind Russia’s Statelet Sponsorship – Stratfor

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