The Islamic State terror group released its latest propaganda video about the defense of its de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, with images that showcase several American weapon systems to include, apparently for the first time, an AT-4 anti-tank rocket.
Less than five minutes into the video, an ISIS fighter can be seen on his knees with what appears to be an American AT-4 rocket launcher, however full identification marks cannot be seen in the video.
The AT-4 is a man-portable 84 mm anti-tank rocket built by Saab Bofors Dynamics, a Swedish company. The single shot rocket is commonly fielded by the American military and a host of European countries.
It’s possible the rocket in the video is just a discarded tube and not a full functioning AT-4, meaning ISIS is using the rocket purely for propaganda purposes.
But the rocket isn’t the only U.S. weapon system prominently featured in the roughly 30-minute video. To the militant’s right is a U.S. M4 carbine with an EoTech holographic weapon sight.
Further into the video another ISIS fighter can be seen traversing a hill carrying the ISIS black flag, and slung across his back is an M16 rifle.
It is not the first time ISIS videos have showcased western weapon systems. Previous videos have highlighted U.S. rifles to include an ISIS sniper brandishing an M14 rifle.
The video shows ISIS’ defense of Raqqa, showcasing street battles, ISIS drones dropping munitions, and the terror group building vehicle borne improvised explosive devices.
In one scene, Burqa-clad women are seen building fires that the speaker explains is to confuse American planes and helicopters.
The latest video is yet another case of terrorist propaganda videos placing U.S. and western systems in prominent positions and scenes.
Raqqa is nearly liberated, with U.S.-backed Syrian forces controlling over 75 percent of the city, according to U.S. officials in Baghdad.
Shawn Snow is the senior reporter for Marine Corps Times and a Marine Corps veteran.