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Business as usual for weapons dealers - Kobane Pt.3

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Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters with US soldiers on 1 May 2018 in Boukamal, Syria
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters with US soldiers on 1 May 2018 in Boukamal, Syria AFP
By: Filip Warwick
6 min

The U.S has long been the world’s number one exporter of arms. The past few years has seen weapons from Eastern Europe flood the Syrian conflict. Through Eastern-European contractors and subcontractors, the Pentagon has supplied up to 1.9 billion euros worth of Soviet-style arms and ammunition to Syrian groups and factions fighting against the Islamic State armed group. In this third report in a series of five, Filip Warwick goes to the northern Syrian city of Kobane, to meet two weapon dealers.

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