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Damien Spleeters

Head of Regional Operations, Conflict Armament Research
As seen in: The New York Times, Vice
Covers:  conflicts, arms trade, poverty in new york city

Head of Regional Operations (Iraq-Syria), Conflict Armament Research (@conflictarm). Always learning. Views are mine. spleeters@conflictarm.com

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I am a freelance journalist from Belgium. For the last two years, I was covering armed conflicts, investigating the proliferation of Belgian small arms and the activities of Belgian arms brokers.

I am currently based in New York City where I am studying at the Columbia University Graduate School ...

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@phxasc @MSchroeder77 @conflictarm No problem whatsoever. We're hopping to be able to release this extra data in the near future.
Turkish official, about US-procured weapons to SDF forces in #Syria: "All the serial numbers of the weapons have been erased." Will be interesting to observe in the field.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/16/turkish-attack-on-us-backed-kurds-in-syria-believed-imminent 
@MSchroeder77 ISIS "quality control" label visible on the mortar projectiles.
@phxasc @MSchroeder77 @conflictarm No they were not counted. There were ATGW missile tubes, and many 40 and 73 mm rockets as well, to add to our count.
@phxasc @MSchroeder77 A @conflictarm team documented this cache in November 2017. No batteries or gripstocks reported. A few of these MANPADS were of Bulgarian manufacture.
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