General: Arms seized by ISIS in Syria pose threat to US-led forces

By REUTERS
December 14, 2016 18:50

 
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WASHINGTON - The head of US forces fighting Islamic State said on Wednesday that weapons seized by the group when they captured the Syrian city of Palmyra posed a danger to US-led coalition in the region, but he said that threat could be managed.

Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told a Pentagon video briefing that the weapons seized by Islamic State when it captured Palmyra recently included armored vehicles and air defense equipment.

"I'm not really exactly sure ... what they've seized there. We believe it includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air defense equipment," Townsend said. "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will."

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