security sources disclosed on Tuesday that the ISIL Takfiri terrorist
group has received military aid and other supplies dropped by unknown
planes near the city of Kirkuk, Northern Iraq. "After
the US army's special heliborne operations in Southwestern Kirkuk,
unknown planes dropped military supplies and other aids for the ISIL
in the Southern part of Kirkuk," an Iraqi security official,
speaking on the condition of anonymity, told FNA on Tuesday.
official did not disclose more details about the identity of the
planes, but said that it might have been US or Turkish.
early November, the Iraqi defense ministry announced in a statement
that two Canadian and Swedish planes which were carrying arms to the
Kurdistan region illegally were discharged and returned to their
bases in Kuwait and Turkey.
According to the statement,
"upon the order of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi armed
forces and after several days of confiscation, the two planes were
allowed to leave Baghdad international airport with all their cargos
to their bases in Kuwait and Turkey".
In a relevant
development earlier, the Iraqi government had announced that it had
seized two planes of the US-led anti-ISIL coalition member states
that were carrying weapons to the Kurdistan Region without prior
coordination or information of Baghdad.
inspection committee in Baghdad International Airport has found a
huge number of rifles equipped with silencers, as well as light and
mid-sized weapons," Head of the Iraqi Parliament's Security and
Defense Commission Hakem al-Zameli said.
He noted that
two Swedish and Canadian airplanes were going to fly to Iraq's
Kurdistan region, but they were seized after arms cargos were
Zameli called on the Iraqi foreign ministry
to question the international coalition in this regard and warn the
coalition members to avoid such moves in the future. "The
US ambassador to Baghdad has tried to send the weapons to the Iraqi
Kurdistan region, and the government should investigate this and
arrest the perpetrators," he added.
US and some other coalition members have been supplying arms to
different actors in Iraq.
During the last year, Iraqi
officials have on different occasions blasted the US and its allies
for supplying the ISIL in Syria with arms and ammunition under the
pretext of fighting the Takfiri terrorist group. In
late October, Iraqi volunteer forces discovered and seized US-made
military hardware and ammunition in captured terrorists'
early October, the Iraqi forces discovered US-made military hardware
and ammunition, including missiles, in terrorists' command center in
Salahuddin province, informed sources said.
army and volunteer forces discovered US-made military hardware and
ammunition, including anti-armor missiles, in terrorists' positions
and trenches captured during the operations in the Fallujah region in
The Iraqi forces found a huge volume
of advanced TOW-II missiles from the Takfiri terrorists in al-Karama
city of Fallujah. The
missiles were brand new and the ISIL had transferred them to Fallujah
to use them against the Iraqi army's armored units.
in October, the Iraqi forces discovered US-made military hardware and
ammunition from terrorists in the town of Beiji.
military hardware and weapons had been airdropped by the US-led
warplanes and choppers for the ISIL in the nearby areas of Beiji,"
military sources told FNA.
In February, an Iraqi
provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their
regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing
that the US airplanes still continue to airdrop weapons and foodstuff
for the ISIL terrorists.
"The US planes have
dropped weapons for the ISIL terrorists in the areas under ISIL
control and even in those areas that have been recently liberated
from the ISIL control to encourage the terrorists to return to those
places," Coordinator of Iraqi popular forces Jafar al-Jaberi
He noted that eyewitnesses in Al-Havijeh of
Kirkuk province had witnessed the US airplanes dropping several
suspicious parcels for ISIL terrorists in the province.
coalition planes were also seen above the town of Al-Khas in Diyala
and they carried the Takfiri terrorists to the region that has
recently been liberated from the ISIL control," Al-Jaberi
in February, a senior lawmaker disclosed that Iraq's army has shot
down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL
terrorists in Al-Anbar province.
Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Committee has access
to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while
they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," al-Zameli said.
said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this
The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled
that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people
and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the
US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in
The Iraqi lawmaker further noted
the cause of such western aids to the terrorist group, and explained
that the US prefers a chaotic situation in Anbar Province which is
near the cities of Karbala and Baghdad as it does not want the ISIL
crisis to come to an end.
Also in February, a senior
Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and
their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq,
revealing that US and Israeli-made weapons have been discovered from
the areas purged of ISIL terrorists.
discovered weapons made in the US, European countries and Israel from
the areas liberated from ISIL's control in Al-Baqdadi region,"
the Al-Ahad news website quoted Head of Al-Anbar Provincial Council
Khalaf Tarmouz as saying.
He noted that the weapons made
by the European countries and Israel were discovered from the
terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city of Ramadi.
Head of Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Committee
Hakem al-Zameli also disclosed that the anti-ISIL coalition's planes
have dropped weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL in Salahuddin,
Al-Anbar and Diyala provinces. In
January, al-Zameli underlined that the coalition is the main cause of
ISIL's survival in Iraq.
are proofs and evidence for the US-led coalition's military aid to
ISIL terrorists through air(dropped cargoes)," he told FNA at
He noted that the members of his committee
have already proved that the US planes have dropped advanced
weaponry, including anti-aircraft weapons, for the ISIL, and that it
has set up an investigation committee to probe into the
US drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about the
whereabouts of the ISIL positions and it is trying to distort the
reality with its allegations.
noted that the committee had collected the data and the evidence
provided by eyewitnesses, including Iraqi army officers and the
popular forces, and said, "These documents are given to the
investigation committee ... and the necessary measures will be taken
to protect the Iraqi airspace."
Also in January,
another senior Iraqi legislator reiterated that the US-led coalition
is the main cause of ISIL's survival in Iraq.
international coalition is only an excuse for protecting the ISIL and
helping the terrorist group with equipment and weapons," Jome
Divan, who is member of the al-Sadr bloc in the Iraqi parliament,
said the coalition's support for the ISIL is now evident to everyone,
and continued, "The coalition has not targeted ISIL's main
positions in Iraq."
Late December 2014, Iraqi Parliamentary Security and Defense
Commission MP disclosed that a US plane supplied the ISIL terrorist
organization with arms and ammunition in Salahuddin province.
Majid al-Gharawi stated that the available information pointed out
that US planes are supplying ISIL organization, not only in
Salahuddin province, but also other provinces, Iraq TradeLink
He added that the US and the international
coalition are "not serious in fighting against the ISIL
organization, because they have the technological power to determine
the presence of ISIL gunmen and destroy them in one month".
added that "the US is trying to expand the time of the war
against the ISIL to get guarantees from the Iraqi government to have
its bases in Mosul and Anbar provinces."
security commission also disclosed that "unknown planes threw
arms and ammunition to the ISIL gunmen Southeast of Tikrit city".