Islamic State group has been manufacturing weapons in and around Mosul on an industrial scale with products largely purchased in bulk from Turkey, according to a study by arms research group.
The study was conducted by a London based Conflict Armaments Research. It’s based on the study of IS weapons found at manufacturing facilities and on the battlefield during the Iraqi operation to retake Mosul.
The report also shows IS maintained continuous supply between Turkey and Iraq so that its fighters can produce tens of thousands of weapons.
Iraq witnesses almost-daily attacks that have been frequently claimed by IS, including Baghdad where multiple attacks took place on Wednesday.
Islamic State fighters likely looked to Turkey to purchase weapons ingredients, knowing that their demand would outstrip what is available in Iraq.