The Islamic State (ISIS) has released evidence that weapons bought from Bulgaria by the Saudi Ministry of Defence have been diverted to Syrian rebel groups.

The evidence came in the form of a video released on 4 June that showed ISIS fighters in action against rebel groups in the Azaz area of Syria’s Aleppo province and their seizure of a cache of weapons and ammunition. The cache appeared to belong to Fastaqim Kama Umirt as the rebel group’s flag could be seen lying across some of the weapons.

It contained large numbers of AK rifles and some PK machine guns that were still wrapped in plastic, suggesting they were unused, as well as RPG-7 rocket launchers and SPG-9 recoilless guns. […]