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Swiss weapons used by Saudi soldiers in Yemen

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Oct. 29, 2018

Weekend newspaper reports say Saudi Arabian soldiers are using Swiss made weapons in the war in Yemen.

Pixabay Swiss weapons used by Saudi soldiers in Yemen

The SonntagsBlick says the weapons being used are the type 552-assault rifle made by Swiss Arms. The paper also says the arms are being traded on the black market.

Swiss Arms says it has sold rifles to the Saudis with the full agreement from the government.

But following the death of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Swiss arms makers have been asked to act with ‘restraint’ in dealing with Saudi Arabia. 

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