A PORTSMOUTH MP has revealed the military arsenal seized by Islamist extremists battling in Syria and Iraq.
Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt unveiled the scale of munitions captured by militant terrorists from Isil after a question from Labour MP Labour’s Newport West MP Paul Flynn about them.
In a written response, the armed forces minister said: ‘Daesh has obtained weapons through capture, and through the black market.
‘It has also captured a variety of armed and unarmed vehicles.’
The MP continued by explaining how the jihardi fighters had been constructing their own, deadly devices designed to destroy vehicles and cause widespread destruction. She said: ‘In addition, Daesh has produced its own improvised explosive devices (IEDs), including vehicle-borne IEDs and suicide bombs, improvised rockets, mortars and munitions.’
The written statement comes just days after the UN Security Council unanimously agreed on the text of a draft resolution for peace talks next month and a ceasefire aimed at ending the war in Syria.
The conflict in the Middle Eastern nation has claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people, leaving countless more homeless.