Almost a third of all weapons used by Isil on the battlefield, manufactured in EU, Romania included, report says

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Nearly a third of all weapons used by Isil on the battlefield were manufactured in the European Union, including in Romania according to a report released on Thursday by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), an international organisation that documents weapons trafficking in war zones.

The report quoted by The Telegaph says that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants relied heavily on guns and ammunition produced by Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Germany, while the only larger producer of weapons used by the group was found to be China.

The report is based on a thorough analysis of more than 40,000 items recovered from Isil forces over three years.

According to the survey, in October 2014, Romania sold 9,252 rocket-propelled grenades, known as PG-9s, to the US military.

The grenades were sent by the US to Jaysh Suriyah al-­Jadid, a Syrian militia armed and trained by America to fight Isil in the east of the country, but somehow this ammunition, likewise other weapons ended up in the hands of the Isil fighters.

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