–U.S. has spent $7BILLION on 5,000 air strikes against ISIS targets…but still struggles to convince Iraqis it doesn’t support terror group
| 08 May 2016 | Government-allied Shiite militiamen on the front-lines post videos of U.S. supplies purportedly seized from ISIS militants or found in areas liberated from the extremist group…While supervising the channel’s war reporting last year, al-Ahad TV spokesman Atheer al-Tariq claimed to have witnessed incidents when U.S. forces helped ISIS. As Iraqi security forces prepared to enter the city of Tikrit in April, he said two U.S. helicopters evacuated senior militants. A few months later, during an operation to retake the Beiji oil refinery, crates of weapons, ammunition and food were dropped over militant-held territory, he said. ‘Is it logical to believe that America, the source of technology and science, could fire a rocket or drop aid materials in a mistaken way?’ he asked. Videos uploaded to social media by front-line militiamen purport to tell a similar story. One shows U.S. military MREs, ‘meals, ready-to-eat,’ as well as uniforms and weapons said to have been found in an area held by IS. Another shows the interrogation of a captured IS militant. ‘Check out his boots, they are from the U.S. army,’ a fighter says. Another fighter points to a pile of rocket-propelled grenades he says were made in the U.S. and shipped to ISIS.