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Sunday, August 7, 2016

ISIS claims to have seized US military gear

The Islamic State religious fighters in Afghanistan claims to have seized a load of sensitive U.S. military gear such as a rocket launcher, communications gear and an ID card of a US soldier. How they got their greasy hands on the gear is unclear, but they posted photos on social media showing the cache.

The American soldier's ID expires in 2017 meaning that it might be relatively fresh. He is U.S. Army Specialist Ryan Jay Larson and he was not captured.

Brigadier General Charlie Cleveland spoke to Fox News" "Obviously, SPC Larson is not captured--he is accounted for and with his unit despite having lost his ID card and possibly some of equipment during recent operations. Beyond that, there isa lot of equipment in these pictures.

"At this point, we don't know if all of the equipment in the pictures was lost during recent operations at some other time in the past."

There have been no recent operations in which U.S. troops had to retreat in battle or undergo a hasty withdrawal.

SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors Islamic terrorist web activity, published the photos and said they came from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, an area known for its pebbles, goats and interesting stones.

It's also the location where 150 Army Rangers underwent a multi-day assault against as many as 1,500 ISIS-affiliated scumcrumpets, mostly former Taliban members. The Rangers killed "hundreds" of the mujahideen, but 5 Rangers were shot and 2 are still hospitalized. However, none of the injuries are life-threatening.

The one item ISIS was most proud of was a Varsity sweater from an unknown military source.