If you’ve ever seen an ISIS video, you’ve probably noticed that they have an abundance of Toyota vehicles in their possession. Suspicious of how they got all these trucks, the United States Terror Financing Department of the U.S. Treasury has finally confronted the car company to ask them how ISIS is getting so many of their trucks.
According to Right Wing News, Toyota is cooperating with the investigation, but they say they have no idea how ISIS got so many of their cars.
Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the United States, told his government that he believes ISIS has acquired “hundreds” of “brand new” Toyotas in the last few years.
“This is a question we’ve been asking our neighbors,” Faily said. “How could these brand new trucks… these four wheel drives, hundreds of them — where are they coming from?”
Toyota has released a statement claiming ignorance as to how the terrorist organization is getting their trucks.
“We briefed Treasury on Toyota’s supply chains in the Middle East and the procedures that Toyota has in place to protect supply chain integrity,” said Ed Lewis, Toyota’s Washington-based director of public policy and communications.
Brigadier General Saad Maan, an Iraqi military spokesman, told the press that he believes that Iraqi middlemen are smuggling trucks into his country for the terrorist group.
“We are spending our time to fight those terrorists so we cannot say we are controlling the border between Iraq and Syria,” he conceded. “We are deeply in need for answers.”
Toyota says that they are not aware of any dealership selling their trucks to ISIS, but that they “would immediately” take action if they found one.
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