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27 Shoulder-Fired Anti-Aircraft Missiles Seized in Iraq

27 Shoulder-Fired Anti-Aircraft Missiles Seized in Iraq
06-18-2010

Author: Monica Amarelo

Type: Release


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.  

To speak with Matt Schroeder, manager of the FAS Arms Sales Monitoring Project, please contact Monica Amarelo, 202-454-4680,mamarelo@fas.org


To learn more please visit: 
http://fas.org/programs/ssp/asmp/publications/ASMP_Publications_2010/Missile_Watch_Vol3_Issue1_Feb10.pdf


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