A video has surfaced online that shows a US M1 Abrams tank in the possession of some not so trusted hands. How did they acquire it? Do they know how to use it? These type of tanks require specialized training, ammo and fuel. Most importantly, if they can figure out how to arm and use it, when and where?
Fox News Reporting:
Video released by an Iranian-backed Shiite militia this week appears to show fighters rolling near Baghdad in a U.S.-made M1 Abrams tank, raising fears that one of the world’s most lethal weapons has fallen into dangerous hands.
The Defense Department did not confirm the video for FoxNews.com, but the M1 makes its appearance 16 seconds into the roughly edited video following a montage of blasts from military rifles, shoulder-fire missiles and fighters sitting for prayer in an open field.
The terror group in the video was reportedly identified as the Kata’ib Sayyid al Shuda, or KSS. The militia, also known as the Battalion of the Sayyid’s Martyrs, has stated that its aim is to protect “shrines across the globe,” preserve “Iraqi unity” and to end sectarian conflict. The group also has spoken out about the U.S. role in destabilizing the region.