IS using weapons supplied by Saudi Arabia to anti-government groups fighting in Syria

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – IS terrorists are using US made weapons supplied to anti-Syrian government forces by Saudi Arabia, according to a report published on Monday (08 September 2014). The study by the London based small arms research organisation Conflict Armament Research documented weapons seized by Kurdish forces from terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria over a 10 day period in July 2014.

The report said the terror groups disposed of “significant quantities” of US-made small arms including M16 assault rifles and included photos showing the markings “Property of US Govt”. It also found that anti-tank rockets used by IS in Syria were “identical to M79 rockets transferred by Saudi Arabia to anti-Syrian fighters operating under the Free Syrian Army umbrella in 2013”. The rockets were made in the then Yugoslavia in the 1980s.

Source: TheNews International

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