US Loses ‘Dangerous Game’ Delivering Arms to Syrian Rebels


Guns and Ammunition and Mortar Shells

Sputnik News – June 27, 2016

Arms shipments by the US and Saudi Arabia to Syrian rebel groups have ended up on the black market instead, but the situation was completely predictable, Middle East analyst Catherine Shakdam told Radio Sputnik.

Arms shipments by the CIA and Saudi Arabia to Jordan which were intended to be delivered on to Washington-backed Syrian rebels were systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, American and Jordanian officials told the New York Times on Sunday.

The theft includes millions of dollars of weapons, some of which were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman.