In What Way Fighters in Libya Buy their Weapons on Facebook

in what way fighters in Libya buy their weapons on facebook

A study by the Small Arms Survey and the Armament Research Services (ARES) revealed a growing number of arms trades made online in Libya.

A study by the Small Arms Survey and Weapons Research Service (ARES) indicates that a growing number of manufacturing lines in Libya arms deal.


Experts said the closure group in Facebook (FB, Tech30) and WhatsApp is the most common kind of trading places, but like Instagram and telegraph applications may also be used.

N.R. Jenzen-Jones, director at ARES, said the report provides only a snapshot of how armed groups use social media to trade weapons online.
He said data gathered by ARES suggest very similar trends in other conflict zones, including Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
And it's not just small arms that are sold online. The study, first reported by the New york times, found sales of heavy machine guns, rocket launchers, grenade launchers, anti-tank guided weapons and portable air defense systems.
The report, published on Thursday, said most of the sales are done by militia and other armed groups. They are either buying guns or using social media to dispose of unwanted or unusable weapons.

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