Vehicles and equipment captured, operated and destroyed by the Islamic State inside Iraq

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This list only includes captured vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment captured and destroyed by the Islamic State may be higher than recorded here. Some civilian vehicles such as Toyota Hilux pickup trucks are not included in this list. A great deal of effort has been put into avoiding double listings.

Tank operations by the Islamic State in Iraq are virtually nonexistent, and only one instance is known in which the Islamic State used a tank. The M1A1s that were captured intact were stripped of their machine guns and associated ammunitions before set on fire.

The Islamic State never captured any FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS as Iraq only operates Stingers on AN/TWQ-1 Avenger self-propelled surface-to-air missile systems, all stationed far away from the battlefield.

The Islamic State never captured any Blackhawks at Mosul as Iraq doesn’t operate any Blackhawks. Google Earth footage showing numerous Blackhawks stationed at Mosul shows U.S. Blackhawks stationed here in 2004. All flying assets are believed to have been evecuated before the fall of the airbase.

Tanks (34, of which destroyed: 13)


Armoured fighting vehicles (34, of which destroyed: 13)


Infantry fighting vehicles (4, of which destroyed: 3)


Armoured personnel carriers (81, of which destroyed: 23)


Military engineering vehicles (6)


Command vehicles (3, of which destroyed: 3)


Trucks (225, of which destroyed: 23)


Jeeps (659, of which destroyed: 238)


Recoilless rifles (15)


Anti-tank missiles (4)


Towed artillery (12)

Multiple rocket launchers (42)


Anti-aircraft guns (120)




Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (4, of which destroyed: 3)

Helicopters (4, of which destroyed: 4)

Aircraft (3)

(Special thanks to Memlik Pasha)

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