BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) – A cache of weapons allegedly made by the USA, Germany and India has been discovered by Syrian soldiers and the Russian Reconciliation Centre in the Zaafaran settlement in Homs Province, according to the Russian Defence Ministry, footage released on Monday.

Zaafaran was recently liberated from Al-Nusra militants.”We spotted detonators produced by India, the US-made TOW-2, German-made gas masks, completely new and almost not used yet,” said Andrey Nekipelov, a representative Russian Reconciliation Centre in Syria.

According to a statement released by the Russian Reconciliation Centre, in addition to the US-made BGM-71 Tow-2 anti-tank missile, Syrian sappers discovered hidden workshops for producing explosives, a number of underground tunnels equipped with medical facilities and detention cells.

The BGM-71 TOW, the predecessor of the TOW-2, is a US-made antitank missile which has been used by the US army since 1970.

Video credit: Ruptly

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How would Indian-made detonators get there? Stolen from an Army cache? I can’t imagine the Indians getting involved in Syria.

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All are huge weapons exporters! Even Israel is a big one! Many dozens of countries buy weapons from them. Begin to list Russian and Chinese weapons seized, wanna bet you end with 90%+? USA actually sent ZERO TOW to Syrian rebels or ISIS (maybe some to YPG?). The 15,000 TOW/TOW-2 that entered Syria with 750 launchers were bought from Raytheon in 2014 for $1.1bln by… Saudi-Arabia!!! Actually, what is done with such article is like, let’s say you were seen walking near John Gotti on a NYC sidewalk, the pic is shown in the NYT, quoting your name, then every… Read more »

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The study by Conflict Armament Research (CAR) showed that 51 companies from 20 countries such as Turkey, India, Brazil, and the US produced, sold or received the over 700 components used by ISIS to build improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Turkey topped the list of countries with a total of 13 firms involved in the supply chain.

Seven Indian companies manufactured most of the detonators, detonating cord and safety fuses. Under Indian law, transfer of this material requires a licence. Those were all legally exported under government-issued licenses from India to entities in Lebanon and Turkey, the CAR said.