MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Nova TV journalists discovered arms with the labels of Bulgarian weapon manufacturer VMZ (Vazovski Mashinostroitelni Zavodi), that are seen on the TV’s photos and videos. Even though arms trade to Syria is banned, the weapons were somehow obtained by the terrorists of the Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting the Syrian opposition groups striving to overthrow Assad. Damascus is also fighting numerous extremist and terrorist groups such as the Jabhat Fatah al Sham and Daesh, both outlawed in Russia. According to the United Nations, 300,000 Syrians died since the beginning of the conflict.