27 Shoulder-Fired Anti-Aircraft Missiles Seized in Iraq
Author: Monica Amarelo
WASHINGTON DC -- Since February 2010, at least 27 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles seized from arms caches in Iraq. There is a continued presence of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles outside government control in Iraq.
Reports on weapons seized by Iraqi Security Forces reveal that the missiles were found in insurgent arsenals. Twenty missiles were discovered in a building in northeastern Mosul, allegedly visited by members of the terrorist group - Ansar Al-Islam. In the building, Iraqi authorities and their U.S. advisors discovered a massive arms cache that included sniper rifles, machine guns, rockets, mortars, IED components, night vision devices, and a robot.
The full FAS Missile Watch (#4) will be released on Monday, June 21.
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