Iraqi troops abandoned scores of vehicles in flight from Ramadi

A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Steve Warren, estimated that a half dozen tanks were abandoned, a similar number of artillery pieces, a larger number of armored personnel carriers and about 100 wheeled vehicles like Humvees in the Iraqi army’s flight from Ramadi. He said some of the vehicles were in working condition; others were not because they had not been moved for months. Asked whether the Iraqis should have destroyed the vehicles before abandoning the city in order to keep them from enhancing ISIS's army, Warren said, "Certainly preferable if they had been destroyed; in this case they were not."

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