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Making a Killing: The €1.2 Billion Arms Pipeline to Middle East

Making a Killing: The €1.2 Billion Arms Pipeline to Middle East

As Belgrade slept on the night of Nov. 28, 2015, the giant turbofan engines of a Belarusian Ruby Star Ilyushin II-76 cargo plane roared into life, its hull laden with arms destined for faraway conflicts. Rising from the tarmac of Nikola Tesla airport, the hulking aircraft pierced the Serbian mist to head towards Jeddah, Saudi...

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Making a killing: 68 weapons flights in detail

Making a killing: 68 weapons flights in detail

Over the past 13 months, at least 68 cargo flights from Serbia, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Czech Republic have carried thousands of tons of munitions to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan, three key suppliers of the Syrian rebels. Of the 68 flights identified, 50 were officially confirmed to have carried arms and...

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