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US Fuels Syrian War With New Arms Supplies To Al Qaeda Terrorists

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US Fuels Syrian War With New Arms Supplies To Al Qaeda Terrorists

A militant from the terrorist group HTS fires a US-made BGM-71 TOW missile in the city of Jarjanaz, Syria (Telegram @new_militarycolumnist)

Written by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva; Originally published on dilyana.bg

The Pentagon is buying $2.8 billion worth of weapons for conflict zones around the world. Most of the weapons are destined for Syria.

A number of propaganda videos published by Hayat Tahrir Al Sham (formerly known as Al Nusra Front – the Al Qaeda branch in Syria) show the terrorists already being supplied with sophisticated American TOW anti-tank missiles.

TOW missiles

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorists formerly known as Al Nusra Front (the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria) fire an American TOW anti-tank missile at Syrian Arab Army soldiers in Idlib province, killing eight of them. Source: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham propaganda video.

The US has designated Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) as a terrorist organization. However, US missiles appear on the front line in Syria being used by the same group designated as terrorist organisation.

US Fuels Syrian War With New Arms Supplies To Al Qaeda Terrorists

A US-made TOW missile system seized by Syrian troops during their offensive in Urum al-Kubra in the de-escalation zone of Idlib. The province is under the control of the terrorist group HTS. (Telegram)

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These TOW weapon systems were delivered by Raytheon Company to the US Marine Corps under a $1.4 billion contract (2012-2019).  Part of them were later shipped to Syria.

While the US State Department has listed Hayat Tahrir al-Sham leader Abu Mohammad al-Julani as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” and announced a $10 million reward for information leading to his capture, the Jolani terrorist group has been well equipped with US-made missiles in Syria. A number of confidential leaks over the last years have already exposed the leading role of the US in arming militants in Syria.

US Fuels Syrian War With New Arms Supplies To Al Qaeda Terrorists

Abu Mohammad al-Julani, commander of Hayat Tahrir Al Sham

US Fuels Syrian War With New Arms Supplies To Al Qaeda Terrorists

Propaganda footage published by Ibba news agency, linked to the terrorist organisation HTS, shows HTS militants being trained to operate American BGM-71 TOW weapon systems, Kornet and Konkurs anti-tank systems in the Syrian province of Idlib (Telegram @new_militarycolumnist)

Non-standard weapons

Documents obtained from the US Federal contracts registry reveal that the US Army Contracting Command (ACC) Picatinny Arsenal has contracted eight American companies to procure non-US standard weapons from 2020 to 2025. According to the Pentagon solicitation W15QKN-19-R-0049 “Non-standard Weapons, Parts and Accessories”, the deliveries will include “theaters of conflict”.

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Pentagon contractors

The US companies, tasked with the non-US standard weapons supplies, are: TLG Worldwide, LLC, Multinational Defense Services LLC, Greystone CS3 LLC, Global Ordnance LLC, UDC USA, Inc., Culmen International, LLC, Blane International Group, Inc., Sierra Four Industries Corp. The potential value of the eight contracts is $350 million for 5 year-period – from 2020 to 2025.

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According to the US Federal Procurement Data System, the eight companies have already received orders with an estimated value of $25 million each or $200 million combined under the 5 year-long Pentagon program for non-US standard weapons supplies. These are foreign weapons which are not compatible with the US military standard, hence cannot be used by the US army and will be delivered as military aid to third parties.

Contract 1: Sierra Four Industries – W15QKN20D0013

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Contract 2: Culmen International, LLC – W15QKN20D0014

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Contract 3: Multinational Defense Services LLC – W15QKN20D0015

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Contract 4: UDC USA, Inc. – W15QKN20D0016

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Contract 5: Global Ordnance LLC – W15QKN20D0017

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Contract 6: Blane International Group, Inc. – W15QKN20D0018

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Contract 7: Greystone CS3 LLC – W15QKN20D0019

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Contract 8: TLG Worldwide, LLC – W15QKN21D0011

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Models and country of origin of the weapons

According to the weapon descriptions, these non-US standard weapons must originate from Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania. The Pentagon solicitation W15QKN19R0049 specifies that “shipping instructions for consignee (ship-to) will be furnished prior to the scheduled delivery date for items required under this requisition”.

The US contractors must procure the following items from these particular factories in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania:

  • New Production Arsenal, Bulgaria model AR-M1 Rifle
  • New Production Zastava, Serbia model M84 Machine Gun
  • New Production U.M. Cugir, Romania 12.7mm machine gun similar to DShK(M)
  • New Production Carfil, Romania AG7S
  • New Production Arsenal, Bulgaria model ATGL-H

Weapon descriptions of items manufactured in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania (Source: W15QKN19R0049 Solicitation, US Army Contracting Command (ACC) Picatinny Arsenal):

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The contractors working under the program are not permitted to publish or otherwise publicly release specifics of contract information such as quantities of items or destinations. The contractors are also not permitted to publish or otherwise publicly release identifiable images or identities of Government personnel involved in the program without specific authorization. This includes marketing material as well as posting to social media.

End User Certificates

The Pentagon solicitation describes the following “delivery scenarios”:

15,000 pcs. each 7.62x39mm AK/AKM style rifles are to be delivered to Podhum, Croatia. The US Government intends to provide a CAT 1 End User Certificate (EUC) signed by the USG for this requirement. Acceptable condition for this requirement is surplus condition or better. These items are required urgently.

Category 1 End User Certificate (EUC) is issued by the US Government to third parties different from governments for “defense purposes”. This practically means that the US can supply weapons to militants not states under the pretext “for defense”.

60 pcs. each 7.62x54R MG-1M machine guns from Arsenal, Bulgaria are to be delivered to Anniston Army Depot, AL, USA. The US Government intends to use these items for defense purposes including transfer by means of grant aid, International Military Education and Training (IMET) programs, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and other security assistance and armaments cooperation authorities, to the Government of Burkina Faso. Proposals should include a discussion of the appropriate End User Certificate and signatory to use in order to effect the export of these goods from Bulgaria to the USA given the US Government intended use for defense purposes. Acceptable condition for this requirement is items must be new production, produced after contract award.

Interestingly, although the weapons are intended for “defense purposes” for the Government of Burkina Faso, the weapons are to be delivered to Anniston Army Depot, AL, USA.

16 pcs. each Romanian made, new production, 12.7x108mm machine guns similar to DShK(M) with accessories to be delivered to Aden Adde/Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ), Somalia with a final destination of the UN Support Office for AMISOM UNSOS. The US Government intends to provide a Category 3 End User Certificate signed by the Government of Somalia for this requirement. Acceptable condition for this requirement is items must be new production, produced after contract award.

350 pcs. each RPG-7 launchers are to be delivered to Kabul Airport in Afghanistan. The USG intends to provide a Category 3 End User Certificate signed by the Government of Afghanistan for this requirement. Acceptable condition for this requirement is items must be new production, produced after contract award.

100 pcs. each SPG-9 launchers are to be delivered to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The US Government intends to provide a Category 3 End User Certificate signed by the Government of Iraq for this requirement. Acceptable condition for this requirement is New Old Stock condition or better. These items are required urgently.

Category 3 End User Certificate is issued by the US Government “to provide the item to allies engaged together with the United States in armed conflict with a common enemy”. Interestingly, although the weapons are to be exported with an End User Certificate signed by the Government of Iraq their destination is not Iraq but the US military Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

US Fuels Syrian War With New Arms Supplies To Al Qaeda Terrorists

Source: W15QKN19R0049, US Army Contracting Command (ACC) Picatinny Arsenal

Task Force Smoking Gun

Why is the Pentagon planning to ship 15,000 pcs. of AK47 style rifles (from Bulgaria and Serbia) to a depot in Podhum, Croatia although Croatia is not the end user of these rifles?

The Pentagon has deployed a secret US Special Operations Command unit code named Task Force Smoking Gun in Croatia since 2017 in support of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Train and Equip program in Syria. According to leaked e-mails, published by Arms Watch in 2019, Task Force Smoking Gun has been operating an arms depot in the Croatian city of Podhum near Rijeka Airport from where Pentagon-commissioned American carriers (Atlas Air and Kalitta Air) have transported the military cargo to the US air base Al Udeid in Qatar.

US Fuels Syrian War With New Arms Supplies To Al Qaeda Terrorists

US Task Force Smoking Gun has transported hundreds of tons of weapons from Europe to Syria via Qatar on Pentagon-commissioned Kalitta Air flights from Rijeka Airport in Croatia.

According to the 2019 leaked documents, published by Arms Watch, the weapons which Task Force Smoking Gun diverted to Syria, originated from Serbia. The buyers were four American companies which had been contracted by the US Government to supply non US standard weapons (weapons not in use by the US Army) – Sierra Four Industries, Orbital ATK, Global Ordnance, and UDC.

Leaked passports revealed which US Government officials and private contractors had ordered, inspected and accepted the weapons. The same names have been listed by the Pentagon as recipients of a US Central Command award in recognition of their support to the Syrian Train and Equip program – the US program for arming militants in Syria.

The new 2020 Pentagon contracts for Bulgarian and Serbian rifles, destined for Podhum, Croatia, have been awarded to the same US companies: Sierra Four Industries, Global Ordnance, and UDC, which have already been exposed for illegal arms supplies to Syria.

Al Qaeda in Syria

The main active military group in Syria currently is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Idlib. The terrorist group was previously known as Al Nusra Front – the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria but renamed itself to HTS in order to receive freely military aid from Western countries. This raises questions as to whether Al Qaeda will be the consignee of these weapons in Syria.

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva is an independent journalist and do not work for governments or corporations. If you want to support her work, please go to the Donation page or Become Volunteer. Thank you! If you want to follow her on Telegram, please subscribe to Arms Watch Telegram channel using the link: https://t.me/armswatch

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jimmy

inshallah US totally miserably fails

Truth Hurts Only the Poor

U.S. and Zionists have a long history of financing terrorist allies to advance their global conquest, especially when it has to with U.S. aggression against Russia. The same players today are the same as they were in the 1980’s with Saudi Arabia managing public relations on the ground. These are mad dogs let loose for a specific agenda by their master, and then harsh consequences for the dogs that break from the agenda. The question is whether the U.S. will leave enough loose ends again this time and end up with another 9/11.

Americunt LOSERS & IDF LOL

The Americunts LOSERS are laughing stock and BREAKING NEWS from Occupied Palestine is that the Zionist diaper heads nuclear reactor at Ashdod has been hit by a massive explosion and the whole port area has been sealed off. LOL

jimmy

LOL!!!!!!!

Jew Praying Pigs

Americunt is the most accurate meme for the deranged mentality of American society. Sadly despite they are despised internationally they still try to influence not only the US and everyone else’s countries with their neo-liberal-fascist insane version of reality. It is profitable for the jew praying pigs to have their americunts target the men the pigs want dead and diminished. Funny when the cuntpigs get caught in their own web of hypocrisy.

Last edited 14 days ago by Jew Praying Pigs
Lrcaptain

long story short
the US companies need the US to buy their goods and US needs to find a place for them.

the US should have diversified their economic portfolio not focused on weapons

Cromwell

Just how do these weapons get into Syria,i have said for years anything that moves over the border should be incinerated,also who the hell in Serbia is providing weapons for the Wahabi nutcases?

Faisal al Al-Mahdi

Capitalists.
Satan’s (God Curse him) followers are many.
America the anti Christ and the zionist entity, the abomination of desolation, are Satan’s agents and many serve them.
In These end times only the Imam Mahdi (as) and the 313 prophets(as) returned to earth will save humanity.
Oh believers what you have been waiting for has arrived. Salvation is at hand. turn to the Mahdi’s in repentance and service. Angel Michael is gathering the 144000, will you join Gods cause or side with the Satanic forces? all those living will be faced with a choice.

Lrcaptain

test

block

Excellent investigative journalism by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, as expected. Serbia did a document dump on US personnel when they found out they were deceived. Their munitions ended up in the hands of Syrian terrorists, being used against Russian soldiers.

All the details are on armswatch.

block

Croatia is a vassal state to amerotard interests. They just had presidential & regional elections and installed two zionist imposters. Tomasevic in the capital Zagreb and the hook nose Puljak in the coastal city of Split.

Tourists are oblivious to how dangerous the country still is, and many of the locals are too poorly educated to understand who they are even voting for.

Ivanus59

The Syrians and their Russian and Iranian allies shouldn’t wait much longer, they must commence a large offensive by the end of this summer to liberate Idlib and annihilate HTS and their Turkish masters who occupy Syrian land!

Cromwell

I have expected that for a long time,if they don’t take that action the war will go on forever.

Icarus Tanović

No War goes forever. After severe Turkish loses that will turn to Erdogan’s Vietnam, they’ll be running out like feral pigs.

Cromwell

But those Turks need to start taking those casualties.

block

There is certainly a timeline in place. The turks along with hts will be completely decimated.

Icarus Tanović

Oh yes they will. May Allah Almighty Bless you.

Last edited 15 days ago by Icarus Tanović
The Objective

Not even Russia can pull that off. You don’t seem to understand Russia’s position right now. It is at a disadvantage due to the distance from Russia to Syria. Supply lines are not secure. Despite the huge Russian deployment, all those war machines will be decimated quickly if Turkey employed the right weapons. For example, targeting and destroying the S400 network of systems will expose every other Russian war equipment and personnel. Information just leaked about a Turkish missile designed to specifically take out the S400 radars. This missile is top secret and not much is known about it, but the Turks are very confident that the missile will get the job done. Russian expert say the S400 is protected by other air dense systems that can shoot down the missile. But this is highly doubtful considering the performance on the Pantsir against bigger and slower drones. I learned the new Turkish missile will be hard to detect due to how its made. It seems Russian air defense systems won’t stand a change against this missile.

Cromwell

What do you think would happen to Turkey if they did that?

Icarus Tanović

Okay, thanks for this valuable insight and info, but those wepons you mentioned are funny stuff. Period.

Last edited 15 days ago by Icarus Tanović
Fog of War

And how did these weapons get into Idlib ? Through Russia’s partner Turkey ?

block

In the past Serbian munitions were transported through Croatian territory and flown out to turk ally qatar. From qatar there are many ways to transport to Northern/Northeastern Syria.

Fog of War

Not many. Either through Syrian / Russian controlled territory or through Turkish controlled territory. Your choice.

Marcelo Rodriguez

Muy buen artículo periodístico de investigación, esto pone de relieve el apoyo directo de EE.UU y sus aliados a los grupos terroristas en Siria, con la clara intención de fragmentar y saquear los recursos naturales del pueblo Sirio. Sería importante que si se sabe la procedencia de las armas para los grupos militantes, sabotear las fábricas y empresas dedicadas al envío de dicho material bélico ya que está acción beneficiaria al pueblo Sirio y sus Fuerzas Armadas, el camino que realizan estás armas hacía Siria es bien conocida y documentada

Vicent Tayelrand

The fearless Dilyana Gaytandzhieva has (again) been able to find the smoking gun and has all the documents to back up her case.

Today none of these revelations of an American weapon ratline to terrorists are going to make any headlines.

And that is a sad state of affairs.

Tommy Jensen

We do it to promote peace in countries with moderate freedom fighters.

Bob

It looks to me like the US is setting up “Syria 2.0” in Afghanistan. The power vacuum will lead to multiple groups fighting each other and the US profiting. They already have their private contractors and have had 20 years to study the land. Perhaps China will send in troops and the US will do what they did in the 80’s to the Soviets.

block

How was the Croatian minister of infrastructure, Oleg Butkovic not aware of this criminal activity?

These are the same HDZ/SDP party degenerates that show up every year to lay wreathes in Vukovar, in commemoration of the victims of the war.

Butkovic is from a town very close to Rijeka airport. The former head of state, swine Kitarovic, is also from the region, born near to where the weapons route runs. Criminal degenerates.

Last edited 11 days ago by block
Ostsee

Nothing surprising and nothing new. Al Qaeda is 100% US made.

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