Iraq's Army Left Weapons Like These in the Hands of Terrorists Today

PHOTO: Iraqi soldiers monitor a checkpoint east of Baghdad on Jan. 10, 2014.
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Iraq's army fled the city of Mosul today as it was taken by armed Islamic militants, leaving behind weapons and equipment that had been sent to Iraq from the United States.

The militants, part of the Al Qaeda-affiliated ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), quickly disseminated photos of soldiers with American-made humvees.

PHOTO: Iraqi soldiers monitor a checkpoint east of Baghdad on Jan. 10, 2014.
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PHOTO: Iraqi soldiers monitor a checkpoint east of Baghdad on Jan. 10, 2014.

PHOTO: Iraqi security forces take position with their weapons during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar, Iraq, Feb. 15, 2014.
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PHOTO: Iraqi security forces take position with their weapons during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar, Iraq, Feb. 15, 2014.

The U.S. has sold Iraq rifles, ammunition, Hellfire missiles, aircraft, and reconnaissance drones in an effort to help the country's military to defend against attacks by terrorists. Now, the items have ended up in the possession of the terrorists.

Usama Nujaifi, speaker of Iraq's parliament, condemned the Army for deserting the city and leaving behind all of the equipment, including armored vehicles.

PHOTO: Personnel from Iraqi security forces take position with their weapons during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, March 19, 2014.
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PHOTO: Personnel from Iraqi security forces take position with their weapons during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, March 19, 2014.

PHOTO: Iraqi soldiers take position in a street of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad, on Jan. 19, 2014 during a military operation against anti-government fighters.
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PHOTO: Iraqi soldiers take position in a street of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad, on Jan. 19, 2014 during a military operation against anti-government fighters.

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