Iranian commander accuses U.S. of sending aid to ISIL

Deputy Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces says that U.S. did not mistakenly airdrop weapons to ISIL

Iranian commander accuses U.S. of sending aid to ISIL

World Bulletin/News Desk

U.S. aid to the ISIL, still continues, a high ranking Iranian commander said on Saturday, adding that U.S. claims that the weapons were mistakenly airdropped to ISIL were untrue.

The Fars News Agency quoted Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, as saying: “The US and the so-called anti-ISIL coalition claim that they have launched a campaign against this terrorist and criminal group -- while supplying them with weapons, food and medicine in Jalawla region (a town in Diyala Governorate, Iraq). This explicitly displays the falsity of the coalition's and the U.S.' claims.”

The U.S. said on Monday that it had airdropped weapons and medical aid to Kurdish fighters confronting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Kobani, near the Turkish border in northern Syria. 

The U.S. Defense Department said that it had airdropped 28 bundles of weapons and supplies, but one of them did not make it into the hands of the Kurdish fighters.

Video footage later showed that some of the weapons that the U.S. airdropped were taken by ISIL militants.

The Iranian commander insisted that the U.S. had the necessary intelligence about ISIL's deployment in the region and that their claims to have mistakenly airdropped weapons to them are as unlikely as they are untrue, Fars News Agency reported.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ekim 2014, 12:33

Muhammed Öylek