ISIL weapons traced to The U.S .

14 December 2017

ISIL weapons traced to US and Saudi ArabiaIraqi security forces display weapons confiscated from ISIL fighters [Wissm Al-Okili/Reuters]

Weapons supplied by the United States and Saudi Arabia to opposition fighters often fell into the hands of ISIL, significantly enhancing the “quantity and quality” of the group’s armaments, a new report alleges.

The number of weapons goes “far beyond those that would have been available through battle capture alone”, according to the study by arms-monitoring group Conflict Armament Research (CAR) published on Thursday.

The Weapons of the Islamic State report was based on a three-year field investigation in Iraq and Syria into the group’s arms and their origins. (Read more on this at): http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/isil-weapons-traced-saudi-arabia-171214164431586.html

Courtesy: Al Jazeera

 

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