Blogposts by Katarina Lundahl

Katarina Lundahl

Former intern at the SHARES project

21 October 2013

Forgotten Weapons: The Syria Rebels’ Arms Pipeline

While all eyes are on chemical weapons in Syria and the permanent five are toasting over Resolution 2118, a clandestine international arms pipeline is quietly supplying the opposition forces with sophisticated weapons.

After The New York Times first reported in June on an unregistered arms pipeline delivering weapons to the rebels through a network of multiple state participants, news reports have continued to add more actors to the supply chain. In addition to a wide array of important US allies in the region, the involvement of the CIA itself and the Sudan has been alleged. (more…)