Talk about ISIS and the first images that come to your mind are terror stricken countries like Syria and Iraq that have faced the brunt of this extremist Islamic outfit. In spite of being something of a militia, the outfit still manages to succeed in a number of battles with the armed forces on these countries. However, of late, the ISIS has started massing a lot of heavy weaponry, mostly from the battlefield, picking up and restoring the weapons left behind by the defeated foes. Here are 5 such weapons that are a great cause for concern for several countries in the near future.
These soviet era tanks were plundered from the Iraqi army during a battle. Reports suggest that the ISIS started with just 2-3 of these tanks and may now have more than 10 of the same to attack its enemies with.
American M16 automatic rifles
ISIS confiscated a number of M16 from American troops during battle and have distributed the same fitted with rifle bombs and night vision equipment to their camps. The outfit has also amassed a large number of RPG rocket-propelled grenades from Iraqi forces and now has a sizeable armory filled with these weapons.
Nothing can beat a tank, or so they say. However, a slew of new weapons have been termed as Anti-tank weaponry owing to their ability to defeat a tank itself. And ISIS seems to have quite a number of these weapons with them. These include the Komet and Konkur anti-tank guided missiles, which for the most part, were seized from Syrian forces. The outfit also has the Chinese HJ-8 as well as the Osa 90mm rocket. It has also used age-old methods like explosive devices, infantry placed charges and RPGs to kill a variety of tanks like the T-55, T-72 and even the more sophisticated M1A1 battle tank.
FIM -92 Stinger MABPADs
These stringer missiles were gathered from Iraqi battlefronts. This American weaponry is lightweight and very easy to operate. Although its ease of operation can make one consider it to be harmless weapon, the destruction it causes is far from it.
ZU 23-2 Sergery anti- aircraft cannon
The most visible threat for the ISIS is that of the aircrafts that rain missiles on them from the sky. The latest weapon amassed by the outfit would threaten these air strikes to a great extent. The ZU 23-2 Sergery is a Soviet based anti-aircraft canon that can take down the best of aircrafts with ease. The ISIS has found it to be extremely effective in tackling Iraqi helicopters.
Of late, the extremist Islamic group ISIS has been strengthening its armory with a slew of heavy weaponry scavenged from battlefields and deserted army camps. The 5 weapons mentioned above can cause destruction on a massive scale and highlight the need of stopping this outfit immediately.