posted on Nov, 27 2016 @ 08:53 PM
Isis’s need for ammunition reflects its battle tactics: the group relies heavily on truck bombs, suicide vests and improvised explosives during
both advances and retreats. But the fast-paced fighting in between — mostly with Kalashnikovs and truck-mounted machine guns — can consume
tens of thousands of bullets in a single day. Fighters say that ammunition trucks resupply various front lines every day.
“We could buy from the regime, the Iraqis, the rebels — if we could buy from the Israelis, they wouldn’t care, as long as they got the
weapons,” says Abu Omar. Speaking to the Financial Times while knocking back whiskies at a bar in Turkey, he recounts his year as a gunrunner for
Isis. He abandoned the trade in August, he says, after deciding Isis was “oppressive”.