Bosnia donates 500 tons of ammunition to Iraq

In 2011, Bosnia, a former Yugoslav republic with a significant Muslim community, also handed some 60 120-mm cannons to Afghanistan. (File Photo: AP)

Bosnia donated 500 tons of ammunition to Iraq as aid to fight the Islamist State of Iraq and Syria, a Defense Ministry official said Tuesday.

“By doing so our country will contribute to the fight against terrorist organization Islamist State (ISIS),” the ministry official told AFP.

Bosnia’s tripartite presidency agreed the donation on a U.S. request that Bosnia “joins the coalition against the Islamic State group,” the source added.

The donation is part of some 16,000 tons of arms and ammunition left over from the 1992-1995 inter-ethnic war in Bosnia that the authorities plan to either destroy or donate to other countries by 2020.

In 2011, Bosnia, a former Yugoslav republic with a significant Muslim community, also handed some 60 120-mm cannons to Afghanistan.

The country however is not exporting arms to Ukraine despite some requests, in fear of reprisals from Russia, notably affecting gas deliveries.

 

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