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Guns sold to public

Businessman Kassim al-Saffar was instructed by U.S. officials to distribute weapons to Iraqi police in training at the Baghdad Police Academy. However, al-Saffar not only gave the police in training but also to the general public, selling them to anyone with enough money.

Stories like this shed some light as to the ways the U.S. military misplaced around 190,000 weapons that were supposed to be supplied to Iraq in 2004-05. Luckily none of these missing weapons have been linked to any American deaths.

Al-Saffar claims he did nothing wrong, however, sources have said his business was no secret around the armory. The Pentagon has yet to comment on the situation.

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