Making a Killing

Published: July 27, 2016

Since the outbreak of war in Syria, weapons from Central and Eastern Europe have flooded the conflict zone through two distinct pipelines – one sponsored by Saudi Arabia and coordinated by the CIA, and the other funded and directed by the Pentagon.

A series of investigations by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) have brought to light these multi-billion-dollar weapons deliveries -- exposing the misleading and potentially illegal documents on which they rely, the shady dealers at its heart of the trade, and the governments that have profited from the war.

The Pentagon Pipeline

The Saudi-Backed Pipeline


The Project Team

Coordinator: Miranda Patrucic

Reporting: Ivan Angelovski, Anna Babinets, Nino Bakradze, Aubrey Belford, David Bloss, Roberto Capocelli, Lindita Cela, Maria Cheresheva, Jelena Cosic, Pavla Holcova, Roxana Jipa, Lawrence Marzouk, Frederik Obermaier, Jelena Svircic, Atanas Tchobanov, Dusica Tomovic, and RISE Moldova

Editing: Ilya Lozovsky, Jody McPhillips, Miranda Patrucic, Drew Sullivan

Multimedia: Sergiu Brega, Edin Pasovic, Matt Sarnecki, Jonny Wrate

Fact Checking: Birgit Brauer, Lejla Camdzic

Translation: Marina Denisyeva

Layout: Adem Kuric, Aleksandar Todorovic, Michał "rysiek" Wozniak

Promotion: Stella Roque

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