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Armamentos que CIA e Arábia Saudita enviam para rebeldes sírios acabam no mercado negro


Armamentos enviados pela Agência Central de Inteligência (CIA) e pela Arábia Saudita para rebeldes sírios tem sido desviados e vendidos no mercado negro, afirmaram oficiais dos Estados Unidos e da Jordânia. As armas seriam enviadas para a Jordânia, que abriga campos de treinamento de rebeldes sírios que combatem o governo de Bashar al-Assad. Porém, os equipamentos, desviados por oficiais jordanianos, acabariam no mercado negro e vendidas para criminosos e contrabandistas (que revenderiam as armas em outros países).

Foto: Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Curdos vendem armas alemãs no mercado negro


Segundo relatos da imprensa alemã publicados na quinta-feira (21/01), combatentes curdos estariam vendendo armamentos alemães no mercado negro. As armas foram enviadas pela Alemanha para auxiliar no combate ao “Estado Islâmico”. Os soldados teriam vendido suas armas após não terem recebido seus salários por vários meses devido à difícil situação econômica do Iraque. Haveria indícios que algumas dessas armas tenham ido parar na mãos de grupos terroristas.

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Foto: picture-alliance / Bundeswehr / S. Wilke.

Mercado negro de armamentos líbios invade África


Libyan arms flood ‘nightmare’ for Africa

Russia Today – 24/01/2012

The arms black market has been flooded with weapons from war-torn Libya, says Russia’s special envoy to Africa Mikhail Margelov, citing concerns voiced to him by local authorities.

“I recently visited Nigeria, Mali, Mauritania and Morocco, and for these four countries what is happening in the desert is a real nightmare. One of the tribal leaders said to me, what happened in Libya undermined the market. I asked what market? He said, ‘Today a Soviet or Chinese-made MANPAD [man-portable surface-to-air missile, like the American FIM-92 Stinger – RT] costs the price of two Kalashnikovs… It’s a real problem, because arms trafficking can end up somewhere in the south of Africa or somewhere in the south of Europe,” the diplomat told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze.

He says the impression he gets from post-war Libya is that of a fundamentally divided country.

“Last time I was in Libya in December… I spent the whole day in Tripoli, and I still have a feeling that I was in a very fragmented city. There are three or four militias hating each other, competing with each other, sometimes shooting at each other. It seems like the pieces of the Libyan political puzzle do not fit together,” he said.

As for ordinary people, there is no clear understanding among them whether they are better off now than they used to be with the previous regime. (mais…)