South Sudan’s rebels have received weapons from Sudan during the ongoing civil war, according to evidences presented by the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey research group.In a report released Friday, Small Arms Survey said that China and Russia are among the countries which provided weapons for the both warring parties in south Sudan’s bloody war.
The report disclosed that two bullet casings and other ammunitions remnant found at the Bentiu mosque massacre site have markings indicating they were manufactured in Sudan in 2014, after the civil war broke out.
Drawing conclusions about origins and supply routes of ammunition in the possession of forces in the current conflict is difficult because of the constant circulation of ammunition between opposing and allied forces in South Sudan and Sudan, and because many forces have previously shared the same ammunition providers the survey further saidsaid.
The small armed survey report has also revealed that China recently sold $38 million dollars’ worth of missiles, arms, and ammunition to the Juba government.
Other shells recovered at the mosque had markings corresponding with manufacturers in China, the former Czechoslovakia, Russia, and the former Soviet Union the report has further claimed.
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