53 Made in Albania weapons are used by ISIS

Made in Albania weapons used by ISIS

 A three-year investigation into Iraq and Syria, conducted by "Conflict Armament Research" (CAR) lists Albania on the list of the production countries, and documented an amount of weapons used by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria produced in Albania.

In the tables "Quantity of weapons documented in Iraq and Syria, by country of production", Albania scores 53 identified weapons, or 0.13% of the total, of which 21 in Iraq and 32 in Syria.

The highest number of weapons identified from Balkans is from Serbia (1211) and Bosnia (704).

The first state is Russia, with 25.5% of the total, followed by China, with 25.4%.

According to the report, about 90% of weapons and ammunition (97% and 87% respectively) distributed by ISIS forces are Warsaw Pact's caliber - originally predominantly in China, Russia and Eastern European manufacturing countries. NATO caliber weapons and ammunition are far less prevalent, accounting for 3% and 13% of the total, respectively; although these amounts are low, ISIS forces received significant amounts of NATO armaments during the initial attacks on Iraqi forces in 2014.

Table of statistics

Conflict Armament Research is a UK-based organization that monitors the international movement of conventional weapons, ammunition and military materials. The group monitors the supply chain of arms used illegally in conflict areas to find out how weapon furnishment is diverted.

The "Weapons in the Islamic State" report, published in December 2017, is the result of more than three years of field investigations into the supply chains of the Islamic State. The document was funded by the European Union and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. It represents an analysis of more than 40,000 recovered items from the group between 2014 and 2017. These facilities include weapons, ammunition and trace components and chemical agents used for the production of improvised explosive devices.
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