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Pentagon Looking to Georgia to Help Arm Syrian Rebels

Troops in the Syrian Democratic Force, a United States-backed rebel group in Syria, at a training graduation ceremony in August. Georgia has been identified as one of the countries where the Pentagon has sought to buy weapons to arm Syrian rebels. (photo: US Army Sergeant Mitchell Ryan)

The United States negotiated with Georgia to buy weapons for Syrian rebel militias. While both the Pentagon and the Georgian government confirmed the deal, the Georgian government said it was still waiting for formal confirmation on where the weapons would end up before any deal was completed.

That's according to a new investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The OCCRP identified a network of arms suppliers around the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe who have sold weapons to the US as part of a Pentagon program to arm Syrian rebels. 

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Pentagon Looking to Georgia to Help Arm Syrian Rebels

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