The militants receive components of explosives from 51 companies in 20 countries

The militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state» receives a significant portion of components for manufacturing explosive devices from Turkey and Iraq. This is stated in the report of the London-based social organization Conflict Armament Research (CAR).

A UN report has revealed the paradox that is preventing peace in Syria

More than 700 components used IG for the manufacture of explosive devices, received from 51 companies in 20 countries, according to a study of the activities of militants, covering the period from July 2014 to February 2016.

Note that not all of the companies mentioned in the report are directly related to the explosives. CAR experts share 20 States and 51 the company in three categories: producer, intermediary and «claimed the consumer».

Among the manufacturers of components for explosives — companies from Brazil, Romania, China, Turkey, Belgium, the Netherlands, Iran, India, Austria, Czech Republic, Japan, USA, Switzerland and Finland. The experts found that the militants receive products including the world’s largest chemical company Solvay.

Russia fell into the category of intermediary companies — according to the report, one company from Russia has played a role of mediator upon receipt of chemical precursor. Company name not specified. Together with Russia in the list of mediators referred to Turkey, UAE, Iraq, Lebanon, China and India. As an official end user of some of the components listed Iraq.

In the list of countries and of firms, compiled by the CAR, more noticeable of all the Turkey. In the hands of ISIS got five products of Turkish companies. Eight firms reportedly are intermediaries, who are reselling products produced by other countries.

From India to the IG gets products eight companies producing the detonators, cords to them and fuses the UAE — seven, from Iraq, five from Japan and China — two. One company represented from the USA, Russia, Iran, Brazil, Romania, Belgium and the Netherlands, Lebanon, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Finland, Yemen, and Vietnam. Microcontrollers and transistors are terrorists from Japan, Switzerland and the USA, installed by the experts.

Very often fighters use in the manufacture of bombs is ammonium nitrate, which is used as fertilizer. Remote detonation of explosive devices they are often carried out using a «modified» cell phones are cheap and popular models, reports TASS. Apparently, this explains the fact that in the CAR list were Nokia/Microsoft Mobile. It is worth noting that Nokia Telecommunications (China), Nokia Solutions and Networks Nokia India and Vietnam in the report nazywany middlemen, not producers.

To buy components for improvised explosives in average it takes from one month to six months. Components used the IG explosive devices that have been studied by specialists, were collected in areas of hostilities in Iraq in the cities of Kirkuk, Mosul and Tikrit, as well as the Syrian city of Kobani, according to the report.

A UN report has revealed the paradox that is preventing peace in Syria

The situation in the region, the occupied IG, and the influence of other countries on the peaceful settlement process is covered in another report — an Independent Commission on Syria to the UN. While world powers try to agree on a peaceful way to end the Syrian war, UN experts have identified a paradox that hampers the negotiations: those countries that seek peace, feed the war, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The report blames international powers and regional significance — the US, Russia, France, Britain, and Saudi Arabia and Iran — in that they prolong the conflict by providing military aid to the warring parties, and use their influence to promote peace.

The position of these countries led to a radicalization of the conflict, has raised the political stakes and became one of the causes of suffering civilians, said in an interview with WSJ, the Chairman of the Independent Commission on Syria to the UN, Paulo Pinheiro.

The Commission issues reports on the situation in Syria since 2011. In a new paper, 11-th edition, provides tips on achieving long-term peace, addressed to the government of Bashar al-Assad, the opposition and the States of world and regional significance that are directly or indirectly involved in the conflict, the article quoted InoPressa.

However, according to the WSJ, most of the recommendations were overlooked by the ears. So, the Syrian government refused to allow humanitarian organizations access to besieged regions and stop attacks on peaceful territories. The opposition has also ignored calls to respect international humanitarian law. The UN report says both sides in the conflict committed grave human rights violations and heinous war crimes, including multiple attacks on schools and hospitals.

The militants receive components of explosives from 51 companies in 20 countries 25.02.2016

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