Expert: ISIS receiving weapons directly from Eastern Europe via Saudi Arabia, Turkey
James Bevan, the director of Conflict Armament Research (CAR), told The Huffington Post UK that investigations have discovered weapons manufactured in Eastern Europe are being delivered to ISIS “almost direct” to Syria and Iraq.
ISIS had mostly been using weapons captured from the Iraqi and Syrian armies.
“Islamic State then overran Iraqi army positions, took those weapons and moved them into Syria.” ISIS arms could also have come from Syrian armed forces who the group had beaten in battles, he explained. “This is normal with any kind of rebellion or insurgency, they first use the weapons and ammunition of their adversaries.”
Bevan claims that newer arms “from 2013 to 2014 and even 2015 dates of manufacture,” have been found in ISIS possession.
He then went onto claim that Saudi Arabia buys the weapons then sends them “straight to Turkey”, from where ISIS receive the weapons “very, very rapidly.” – READ MORE