Washington’s air base in southwest Germany was used for a time to store and send weapons to Syrian militants, according to a German news daily.
Washington’s air base in southwest Germany was used for a time to store and send weapons to Syrian rebels, according to a German news daily. If the report proves true, the US could have violated German law.
The US military has been using its massive air base in western Germany to arm rebel groups in Syria without Berlin’s permission, according to a report from German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published on Wednesday.
The US military may have violated German law with the alleged weapons transfers as the German government has not approved any weapons transports of this type since the conflict in Syria began in 2011.
Taking into account the fact that the media repeatedly raised a storm about terrorists and US-led coalition using munitions prohibited by international conventions, the transshipment of military cargo through Ramstein airbase is doubly illegal.