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Where Does ISIL Get its Weapons?

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Amnesty International has published a scathing analysis of the weapons in the hands of the radical Islamic State movement (ISIL).  According to the human rights defender, the arsenal used to commit atrocities in Iraq and Syria comes from more than two dozen countries, including the United States and European Union countries.  The report ‘Taking Stock: the Arming of Islamic State’ describes how much of this was looted from Iraq, where the army’s stockpile swelled in the late 1970s and in the 1980s, especially during the Iran-Iraq war.

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Natylie Baldwin is co-author of Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated, available from Tayen Lane Publishing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various publications including Sun Monthly, Dissident Voice, (more...)
 

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