THE GUARDIAN. Iraq’s prime minister reveals extent of equipment loss when Isis overran the army last year in the country’s second-largest city.
ISIS stole 2300 US Humvees – Photo: ISIS
Iraqi security forces lost 2, 300 Humvee armoured vehicles when the Islamic State jihadist group overran the northern city of Mosul, the prime minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday.
“In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons,” Abadi said in an interview with Iraqiya state TV. “We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone.”
While the exact price of the vehicles varies depending on how they are armoured and equipped, it is clearly a hugely expensive loss that has boosted Isis’s capabilities.