U.S. asks Toyota to explain why ISIS has so many new trucks

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Terrorists drive nice trucks, U.S. counter-terrorism officials have noticed.

ISIS militants are driving hundreds, if not thousands, of new Toyota trucks. (AP File Photo, taken in Syria)

ISIS militants are driving hundreds, if not thousands, of new Toyota trucks. (AP File Photo, taken in Syria)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Countless news videos and social media posts show Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists driving around in what appear to be new Toyota trucks.

The U.S. has asked Toyota to explain how hundreds, if not thousands, of the ubiquitous white pickups ended up in enemy hands.

ABC News tells us “Toyota Hilux pickups, an overseas model similar to the Toyota Tacoma, and Toyota Land Cruisers have become fixtures in videos of the ISIS campaign in Iraq, Syria and Libya, with their truck beds loaded with heavy weapons and cabs jammed with terrorists.”

The videos must make for effective propaganda. Thousands of Americans and Europeans are trying to travel to the Middle East to join ISIS.

Toyota says it does not know how ISIS obtained the vehicles, but is trying to assist the Terror Financing unit of the U.S. Treasury Department in its investigation.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say ISIS is stealing or capturing the Toyota trucks.

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