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The Pentagon confirmed the delivery of the MLRS to Iraq and Turkey to fight ISIS

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Deputy commander of the Western coalition forces Peter Gersten confirmed the transfer to Turkey and Iraq of multiple rocket launchers to fight the formations of the "Islamic State", reports RIA News.


The Pentagon confirmed the delivery of the MLRS to Iraq and Turkey to fight ISIS


Earlier, the Turkish Foreign Ministry reported that Ankara and Washington reached an agreement on the deployment of American MLRS HIMARS on the border with Syria.

“These are two systems. One will be used in Turkey in support of our operation (against the IS) in Syria, and the second in the operation in Iraq ”,
Gersten told reporters.

"In Iraq, HIMARS will be used where we need it, because it is a mobile system," he added.

The general did not name the exact locations for the installations, and did not specify who would manage these systems — the local military or the Americans.

According to the agency, “the supplies of the MLRS to Turkey have already raised concern that the authorities of this country may use this weapon against the Syrian Kurds.”

The US Department of State refused to comment on the situation, recommending that the Pentagon be contacted.
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  1. NAV-STAR
    NAV-STAR April 27 2016 12: 17
    +11
    In the arrogant Saxons, as the saying goes, the hand washes his hand. They create the problems themselves in different regions and then they pretend with fanfare how they zealously fight for the common good.
    1. Stalker.1977
      Stalker.1977 April 27 2016 12: 22
      +7
      Kurds are sorry.
    2. Andrey K
      Andrey K April 27 2016 12: 28
      +8
      Fanfare fanfare, but based on the article, it turns out that the United States put ALREADY TWO !!! system !!! TWO !!!
      One in Iraq, the other in Turkey ...
      Even if it is theoretically assumed that they will really be busy with the destruction of ISIS, then ... Isn't it watery? Or here more for PR - "Look, and we can also throw a MLRS ..."
      1. Ardein
        Ardein April 27 2016 15: 45
        0
        In fact, everything is not so clear

        First: "The system was tested in real combat conditions during Operation Iraqi Freedom, one of the last applications was observed on February 14, 2010 in Afghanistan. There, during the counter-terrorist operation in the city of Marja, two MLRS shells deviated very strongly from the target and hit into a civilian building, as a result 12 civilians were killed. "

        Secondly: The question is, in what equipment are these installations (type of ammunition).
    3. vovanpain
      vovanpain April 27 2016 12: 37
      +9
      MLRS deliveries to Turkey have already raised concerns that the authorities of this country may use these weapons against Syrian Kurds. ”

      Already from the title of the article it is clear against whom these MLRS will be directed. The Pentagon is hypocritical in everything.
    4. vkl.47
      vkl.47 April 27 2016 13: 21
      0
      We’ll deliver us a tornado assad. We’ll deliver a pair of three. Yes, how to cherish cancer
    5. vodolaz
      vodolaz April 27 2016 13: 29
      +1
      According to the agency, “the supplies of the MLRS to Turkey have already raised concern that the authorities of this country may use this weapon against the Syrian Kurds.”

      They can’t, but they will.
  2. ram_design
    ram_design April 27 2016 12: 27
    +2
    This is to be expected. Not even surprising. How stupidly and inconsistently the Americans lead their line.
    And if not stupid at all? And even quite purposefully? Only the fire in the potbelly stove begins to subside - so it is necessary to toss firewood after all.

    But the Ottomans will again "confuse the cards". And all of them. And approaching the "point of no return".
    "Our artillery has a maximum range of 40 km, American MLRS - 90".

    1. Andrey K
      Andrey K April 27 2016 12: 51
      +13
      "Our artillery has a maximum range of 40 km, American MLRS - 90." - What are you talking about?
      "Smerch" - 120 km., "Tornado" - from 40 to 100 km., The new "Uragan-1M" - also 120 km. hi
      1. Abbra
        Abbra April 27 2016 12: 55
        +1
        Incidentally, HIMARS was also tested as a universal launcher, both for launching ground-to-ground missiles and for launching anti-aircraft missiles AIM-120 AMRAAM in a ground-based version.

        And they hit (the range of missiles used is great) from 140 to 300 km.
      2. ram_design
        ram_design April 28 2016 10: 36
        0
        In quotation marks - Ottoman comment
  3. Holsten
    Holsten April 27 2016 12: 31
    0
    Are they preparing gradually for the partition of Syria, or how is peace always established?
    "The US State Department declined to comment on the situation, recommending contacting the Pentagon."
    In general, it turns out that the State Department is not in the business of taking bribes from him, but what the warriors got there is a completely different department.
  4. AlexTires
    AlexTires April 27 2016 12: 31
    0
    We create what we want and where we want ...
  5. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ April 27 2016 12: 34
    +1
    "MLRS deliveries to Turkey have already raised concerns that the authorities of this country may use these weapons against Syrian Kurds"
    And for whom else? Not on their own ISIS to beat.
  6. Berber
    Berber April 27 2016 12: 39
    0
    For amers, the main goal is Europe. The longer the instability in the Middle East, the longer will be the flow of refugees to Europe. Well, and accordingly, instability in Europe itself. Only it seems to me that they played these games, all the factors do not take into account, therefore the results are unpredictable.
  7. Verdun
    Verdun April 27 2016 13: 32
    +1
    Break the pattern again! But what about the Americans' talk about avoiding civilian casualties and using "pinpoint" weapons? Something I have not heard about point MLRS ...
    1. CAH4OYC
      CAH4OYC April 27 2016 13: 45
      +1
      Something I have not heard about point MLRS

      But what about the tornado? Which with the last modification has become almost precision ...
      1. Verdun
        Verdun April 27 2016 14: 12
        0
        Accuracy does not imply pinpoint damage. Any of the Tornado ammunition, even if used individually, deals damage over a large area. The warheads of nuclear missiles can be very accurate, but it never occurs to anyone to call such weapons "pinpoint".
  8. CAH4OYC
    CAH4OYC April 27 2016 13: 42
    +2
    If this is true, then you can protect the Kurds and government troops! For one, and test ...
  9. APASUS
    APASUS April 27 2016 14: 15
    0
    The deployment of the American MLRS system in Turkey does not bode well. With one hand they crush ISIS (well, almost crush) and with the other they help the khans through Turkey.
  10. Ajent cho
    Ajent cho April 27 2016 15: 29
    0
    Pentagon Confirms MLRS Delivery to Iraq and Turkey to Combat
    Syria.
    Corrected, it will be more true.
  11. vell.65
    vell.65 April 27 2016 17: 07
    +1
    Well, ISIS does not have aircraft, for which they are Turkey_commerce or something more substantial. By the way, Syrian planes are now being knocked down, they are not from Libya, or they may have already been delivered to Turkey_ Remember Ushakov, maybe they will increase their minds.
  12. nrex
    nrex April 27 2016 17: 47
    0
    Two-faced toads !!! ISIS has no aviation !!!
  13. Foxbed
    Foxbed April 27 2016 19: 28
    0
    Quote: nrex
    Two-faced toads !!! ISIS has no aviation !!!

    What does aviation and MLRS mean? what
    MLRS and 250 special forces are links of the same chain, apparently. Either they are preparing a dirty trick, or they indicate their influence: "we are still here!
  14. cherkas.oe
    cherkas.oe April 28 2016 00: 01
    0
    The US Department of State refused to comment on the situation, recommending that the Pentagon be contacted.
    Tryndets? The Pentagon itself and the State Department, and the Senate, and the president, or what?