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I traced missile casings in Syria back to their original sellers, so it’s time for the west to reveal who they sell arms to

I don’t think either Nato or the EU has the slightest interest in chasing the provenance of weapons in the hands of Islamist fighters in Syria or anywhere else in the Middle East

  • Robert Fisk
  • Independent

Readers, a small detective story. Note down this number: MFG BGM-71E-1B. And this number: STOCK NO 1410-01-300-0254. And this code: DAA A01 C-0292.

Stor 3cI found all these numerals printed on the side of a spent missile casing lying in the basement of a bombed-out Islamist base in eastern Aleppo last year.

At the top were the words “Hughes Aircraft Co”, founded in California back in the 1930s by the…

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