Syrian army sources said that a large volume of ammunition, including tens of mortar shells, that had been supplied by Qatar to the terrorist groups in the region were founded in the positions of the militant groups after the Syrian army pushed them back from their strongholds in the Northern part of Lattakia province.
The government troops have also found food parcels along with the weapons and munitions supplied to the terrorist groups that carry labels reading: “A Gift of Qatar’s Government” in Arabic and “State of Qatar” in English.
Ukrainian hackers announced that they achieved documents showing that Qatar signed a contract with Ukraine to purchase anti-aircraft missiles for the ISIL terrorist group to hit and destroy Russian fighter jets in Syria.
CyberBerkut said that it’s in possession of documents showing that employees of the Ukrainian state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom had discussions with Qatari government officials over the possible sale of surface-to-air missiles in September.
Back in September 2015, being aware of Russia’s plans to launch anti-terrorist air campaign, a Qatari delegation from the Ministry of Defense traveled to Kiev to take part in the Arms and Security Expo, September 22-27, 2015.
They reached a deal with UkrOboronProm (a state-run Ukrainian arms trader) to purchase the modernized Air Defense Missile Complex ‘Pechora-2D’.
On Sept. 30 Volodimir Kuruts, the Trade Counselor of the Ukrainian Embassy in Qatar, wrote to his business contact in Cyprus Vasyl Babytskiy, director of the Blessway Ltd.
“Thank you for Morocco and Saudi contacts. It was right in time. The locals have been to Kiev at the Expo, are about to buy ‘Pechora’ and something more serious. The issue of delivery is pending. Our side will not be able to do that. You have a chance to make good money. Try to talk to the military guys. The probability is high as the yankees agreed. Bulgarians and Turks are aware, the route is the same,” he wrote.
Observers believed that the revealed information clearly indicates that the Qatar Ministry of Defense is arranging supplies of the Ukrainian air defense systems to Syria-based terrorist organizations via Bulgaria and Turkey. The US officers in Qatar approved the deals.
They also said that taking into account that “Pechora 2D” system was able to strike the aircrafts at the heights up to 21 km, the investigation of the A321 Metrojet downfall over Sinai may receive an unexpected turn.