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ISIS Weapons Capabilities Significantly Degraded in Iraq Stronghold

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American-led coalition forces have severely degraded the Islamic State’s weapons capabilities in West Mosul, leaving the terrorist group reliant on small arms and human shields to conduct counterattacks, a senior U.S. general operating in Mosul said Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, the commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq, said Iraqi Security Forces and U.S-led partner troops have stripped ISIS of their larger weapons capabilities, including suicide-born improvised explosive devices (IEDs), drone platforms, and indirect fighter platforms.

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