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Starting in 2017 we featured a series of reports on the work of investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, who after authoring a bombshell report for Sofia-based Trud Newspaper, was interrogated by Bulgarian authorities and fired from her job as a correspondent for the outlet.
She had uncovered a massive covert weapons shipment network to terror groups in Syria via diplomatic flights originating in the Caucuses and Eastern Europe under the watch of the CIA and other intelligence agencies based on uncovering leaked emails, flight logs, and weapons purchasing receipts.
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As Forbes reported at the time, the issue of Western sourced weapons and state funds covertly diverted to ISIS as part of efforts to back "rebels" fighting Assad in Syria was briefly taken up by the Council of Europe, based in part on Gaytandzhieva's own fearless investigations and being fired for the original report.
Image via Wired, "Exclusive: Tracing ISIS’ Weapons Supply Chain - Back to the US"
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Forbes had detailed in an unprecedented instance of a major mainstream US media paying attention to the scandal:
On January 23, 2017, a motion for a resolution on European weapons and funds for Daesh was tabled at the Council of Europe by Mr Pieter Omtzigt MP and others. It received support from several members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (the Assembly). The motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the 48 parliamentarians who signed the motion.
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In a surprising admission for the establishment publication, Forbes continued to emphasize the "clear chain of supply" of weapons from European states to ISIS militants in Syria:
The recent motion for the resolution makes clear that the mere fact that the weapons were produced in Bulgaria or Romania does not imply the states as cooperating with Daesh. However, there exists a clear chain of supply that cannot...
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