May 30, 2015
Translated from Russian by J.Hawk
Judging by the videos posted on islamist web sites, ISIS militants captured modern 9K129 Kornet-E anti-tank systems during battles near the Iraqi city of Baiji. These weapons were supplied to the Iraqi army only in 2014.
J.Hawk’s Comment: There are several more photos at the link. These may be the weapons responsible for the spectacularly destroyed Abrams tanks also belonging to the Iraqi military.
However, the real importance of this event may lie elsewhere. For example, should the Ukrainian government suddenly start claiming they have captured a cache of “Russian-supplied weapons” from the insurgents, with said cache containing Kornet ATGMs (which the UAF doesn’t use), please keep this post in mind. It might come handy during the next round of the InfoWar.