Chechen Terrorists In Syria Have Obtained U.S.-Provided TOW Anti-Tank Missiles

New evidence emerged this week that yet another terror group operating in Syria possesses BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles that had been provided by the U.S. to so-called “vetted moderate” rebel groups.


On Tuesday, the Caucasus Emirate posted photos of themselves using a TOW system on Twitter. The U.S. designated the Caucasus Emirate a terrorist organization in May 2011.

Regarding this development, Caleb Weiss of Long War Journal reported:

A fighter from the Caucasus Emirate in Syria, an al Qaeda-affiliated group, released a photo showing ownership of a US-made BGM-71 anti-tank missile. It is unclear when or where the photograph was taken, but it is likely recent and taken in northern Syria. A note card reading “Imarat Kavkaz” or “Caucasus Emirate” in Chechen can be seen in the foreground.

I’ve noted repeatedly here at PJ Media of the heavy weapons provided by the U.S. to “vetted moderate” Syrian rebel groups falling into the hands of terrorist groups, including ISIS:


Dec 2: U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Ally with Al-Qaeda in South, Surrender CIA-Supplied Weapons in the North

Dec 14: Report: Al-Qaeda Using CIA-Supplied TOW Anti-Tank Missiles in Northern Syria

March 3: U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Group Collapses, U.S.-Supplied Weapons End Up in Al-Qaeda Hands

March 24: Video Shows Al-Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nusra Using U.S.-Provided TOW Anti-Tank Missiles in Syria

June 8: Video Shows ISIS Using U.S. TOW Anti-Tank Missiles in Capture of Palmyra

June 27: ISIS Using U.S. TOW Anti-Tank Missiles in Latest Syrian Offensive

The outstanding question is when these U.S. heavy weapons will be used against Americans.


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