ISIS in Sinai: The Libyan Connection

(Jerusalem Post) Zvi Mazel - According to Egypt's Al-Masri al-Yom, ISIS owes its continued success in Sinai to the ease with which it keeps acquiring superior weapons from stockpiles of the Libyan Army. These include Russian Kornet antitank missiles, Grad missiles (of the type recently launched at Eilat), anti-tank rocket propelled grenades, Strela anti-aircraft missiles, the latest Kalashnikov rifles, Austrian Steyr sniper rifles, and Russian DShK heavy machine guns. ISIS in Sinai is still getting a steady supply of choice weapons from Libya, transferring some to Hamas in Gaza.

2017-02-21 00:00:00

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