How are Islamic State fighters acquiring their weapons?

From the Legion Magazine.

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Front lines
Weapons report finds IS has a robust supply chain

Weapons report finds IS
has a robust supply chain

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

A report by an investigative organization says about 90 per cent of weapons and ammunition used by Islamic State (IS) fighters comes from China, Russia and Eastern European producer states—much of it purchased by the terrorist group’s declared enemies, the United States and Saudi Arabia.

It determined that most of the materiel fell into IS hands through unauthorized transfer—or violations of agreements by which supplier governments prohibit the re-export of materiel by a recipient government without prior consent.


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