CIA, Saudi weapons for Syria militants sold on black market

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Saudi Arab
Monday, 27 June 2016


A new report reveals that weapons provided by the US spy agency, CIA, and the Saudi regime for militants fighting the Syrian government, have been sold on black market in Jordan.

According to the New York Times report, the US-Saudi weapons were stolen by Jordanian intelligence agents and sold to arms dealers on the black market.

Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, the report added.

The accident happened when a Jordanian officer shot dead two US government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanians at a US-funded police training facility near the Jordanian capital before being killed in a shootout.

The training facility was set up on the outskirts of the capital city after the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.

The report added that the American and Saudi governments complained about the theft of the weapons but that only led to a flood of new weapons available on the arms black market.

The NYT said Jordanian officers who were involved in the act "reaped a windfall" from sale of weapons, using the money to buy iPhones, SUVs and other luxury items.

The US and its allies have been providing military and financial aid to militants fighting the Syrian government since 2011, when the country became engulfed in deadly foreign-backed militancy.

Some of the weapons have ended up in the hands of Daesh terrorists.

Amnesty International also reported last year that Daesh had developed a substantial lethal arsenal from US-made weapons and equipment they had captured from the Iraqi military and fighters.

In October 2014, Daesh released a video in which it bragged about recovering weapons and supplies that the US military had intended to deliver to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobani.

Daesh terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, control parts of the country and also overran neighboring Iraq in 2014.

The terrorists have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Izadi Kurds, and Christians, in the areas under their control.

Syria has been gripped by militancy since March 2011. Damascus says Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are funding and arming anti-Syria terrorist groups, including Daesh terrorists.

According to United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict. Millions of others have been displaced, causing a mass exodus not seen internationally since the World War II.

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