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Old 12-14-2017, 08:25 PM
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In its 200-page investigation, the weapons tracking organization claimed that more than 30 percent of the arms used by IS extremists on battlefields in Syria and Iraq originally came from factories in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Germany.
'Islamic State' is fighting with weapons made in the EU: study | News | DW | 14.12.2017

Russia and China produced more than half of the weapons held by the terror group, the report added.
Those were probably mostly captured from the Syrian and Iraqi army, the Syrian army especially uses Russian and Chinese arms.

It took only weeks for the Islamic State to get its hands on U.S. antitank missiles

On Dec. 12, 2015, Bulgaria exported antitank missile launcher tubes to the U.S. Army through an Indiana-based company called Kiesler Police Supply. Fifty-nine days later, Iraqi federal police captured the remains of one such weapon after a battle in Ramadi, Iraq, the report says. In another instance, a U.S.-backed rebel group in Syria was photographed using a launcher tube with an identical lot number, indicating it probably came from the same batch, the report says.
US-supplied rockets, sent to Syria, quickly stolen by IS

Both based on this report: PDF download
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