BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:05 P.M.) – Troops of the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recently captured an ISIS weapons cache in Raqqa within which was a number of sophisticated guided missile systems designed to be used against tanks and aircraft.
Kurdish forces found the ISIS large weapons stockpile several days ago in Raqqa’s Old City. It is clear that the cache had been abandoned by the terrorist group after its militants were officially ejected from the area some time ago.
Among the countless large-ordinance mortar shells found within the stockpile was a German-French-built MILAN anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system and a Soviet-build Strela-2 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile system.
Whilst ISIS had been known to use ATGMs of various (mostly Soviet-built) designs against the SDF in the battle for Raqqa, no confirmed employment guided anti-aircraft missiles has yet been noted.