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Facing Arms Shortages, IS Turns to Homemade Weapons

As the Islamic State group's arsenal of sophisticated weaponry dwindles, IS fighters are creating more homemade armaments. Commanders in the battlefield in Iraq told VOA this week that months of separate bombing campaigns by the U.S. coalition, Russian, and Iraqi government planes have wiped out much of the terror group's heavy weapons and equipment that it collected in recent years. That is forcing IS fighters “to turn to these strange weapons,” said Jamal Syare, the commander...

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