- Thursday, 28 May 2015 12:53
Shafaq News / The Pentagon said on Thursday the United States would deliver 2,000 AT-4 anti-tank rockets to Iraq as early as next week, 1,000 more than announced on Wednesday , to help Baghdad combat ISIS.
Commander , Elissa Smith, director of public affairs for the Minister of Defense for the Middle East, said that contacts are continuing between the Pentagon and the Iraqi government to accelerate the delivery of two thousand anti-tank aircraft missiles (AT4) which is expected to reach Iraq early June (next June).
Commander Smith told al-Sharq al-Awsat that "We are working to expedite the processing and delivery other military equipment to provide anti-tank weapons , a lot of support and ammunition (used to detect explosives) to counter IEDs of ISIS and support the Iraqi forces."
About the US military's efforts to train Iraqi forces, she said that "we are working constantly to improve the ability of Iraqi forces in the battlefield and to improve their capacity to communicate with the headquarters in Baghdad or Erbil in the north”.