This post was written by Connor Balough
We originally reported on a story a few weeks ago of a mysterious air drop being dropped in Tel Afar, which is under ISIS control still. Tel Afar is located west of Mosul in Iraq.
Anti ISIS rebels caught the air drop on video and uploaded it to liveleaks. See the video below:
The rebels were confused as ever at who could be dropping supplies for Islamic State militants. Now it makes clearer sense.
Rebls and intelligence sources say that Turkey is the only country to gain from the drops. Tel Afar is an ethnic Turkman territory, and to see it captured by Iranian-backed arab militias or kurdish militias would be a grave insult to Turkish pride. Turkey has long made territorial claims to Tel Afar as well.