Making a Killing
Central and Eastern European governments have directed an unprecedented flow of weapons and ammunition to four key backers of Syria’s armed opposition since the escalation of the bloody civil war in 2012.
A yearlong investigation by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) reveal for the first time the emergence of an € 1.2 billion arms pipeline fueling conflict in the Middle East, causing untold human suffering.
It is a trade that is almost certainly illegal, experts say. Read more...