Amnesty International: US Gave ISIS $1 Billion Worth Of Arms In 2016
The US army gave $1 billion worth of arms and equipment to ISIS in Iraq during President Obama’s final year in office, according to Amnesty International.
The human rights group said the figures came from a 2016 US government audit, obtained through a Freedom of Information request.
“This audit provides a worrying insight into the US Army’s flawed — and potentially dangerous system for controlling millions of dollars’ worth of arms transfers to a hugely volatile region,” Patrick Wilcken, Amnesty’s researcher on international arms control, said in a statement.
“It makes for especially sobering reading given the long history of leakage of US arms to multiple armed groups committing atrocities in Iraq, including the armed group calling itself the Islamic State.”