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By Sheetal Sukhija | Friday December 15, 2017
How ISIS got its hands on U.S. military weapons in Syria
A shocking expose has emerged, based on three years of documentation of weapons recovered from the terrorist organization, once known as the world’s most fears and dangerous groups - the Islamic State Militant Organization or the ISIS. The findings were released in a report by the Conflict Armament Research (CAR), an independent arms-tracking organization and stated that some weapons bought by the U.S. military in 2015 ended up in the hands of Islamic State fighters within two months. CAR said in its report released on Thursday that for three years, it meticulously documented weapons recovered from ISIS on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria. The organization explained that it used serial numbers or key markings on the weapons to trace them back to their origin and try to piece together how they were obtained by the militants. It noted that some of the weapons found on the front lines after ISIS was driven out from the war-torn region also included Chinese-manufactured machine guns laced with amphetamines, drones modified in sophisticated terrorist factories and even a rifle made in Nazi Germany. CAR said that it had found that one anti-tank missile sold to the U.S. Army made its way to ISIS in merely 59 days. Damien Spleeters, the group's researcher for Iraq and Syria said, “This is extremely short. It means that there are not many intermediaries in this chain of custody.” Reports had revealed earlier that the U.S. government has supplied weapons to Syrian armed groups, under at least two different programs...Read More