Iraq: 'Islamic State' atrocities fuelled by decades of reckless arms trading

http://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/12/islamic-state-atrocities-fuelled-by-decades-of-reckless-arms-trading/

Publisher:  Amnesty International
Date Written:  08/12/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18485

Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well as lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal that is being used to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity on a massive scale in Iraq and Syria, Amnesty International said in a new report today.