Disinfo: The EU supplied Syrian terrorists with weapons

Summary

European-made radio-electronic tools and weapons were found in the possession of terrorists in Syria, and it seems like the EU gave adequate supplies to them. The United States tried to create a pro-ISIS opposition to hinder the peace process in Syria.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Daesh&disinfo_issue=&date=. Read, more about how the EU counters Daesh eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/factsheet_-_eu_actions_to_counter_daesh.pdf. , Furthermore, a recent report by the Conflict Armament Research has found that up to 90 per cent of weapons seized from ISIS in Iraq and Syria originated from China, Russia and Eastern Europe http://www.conflictarm.com/publications/. US arms accounted for just 1.8 per cent of items recovered between 2014 and 2017 while 43.5 per cent of weapons originated in China, according to analysts. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5228199/Analysis-shows-origins-ISIS-weapons-came-from.html  The US is fighting against Daesh together with the Global Coalition against Daesh http://theglobalcoalition.org/en/home/. The US MoD outlines the latest progress on their website https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1322158/strikes-continue-in-effort-to-defeat-isis-in-syria-iraq/.

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  • Reported in: Issue 96
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/01/2018
  • Country: US, Syria
  • Keywords: EU, Syrian War, Terrorism, Daesh

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