29 Sep '17, 9pm

ISIS propaganda showcases US weapons, including an AT-4 rocket

ISIS propaganda showcases US weapons, including an AT-4 rocket

The Islamic State terror group released its latest propaganda video about the defense of its de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, with images that showcase several American weapon systems to include, apparently for the first time, an AT-4 anti-tank rocket. Less than five minutes into the video, an ISIS fighter can be seen on his knees with what appears to be an American AT-4 rocket launcher, however full identification marks cannot be seen in the video. The AT-4 is a man-portable 84 mm anti-tank rocket built by Saab Bofors Dynamics, a Swedish company. The single shot rocket is commonly fielded by the American military and a host of European countries. It’s possible the rocket in the video is just a discarded tube and not a full functioning AT-4, meaning ISIS is using the rocket purely for propaganda purposes. But the rocket isn’t the only U.S. weapon system prominently featur...

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