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“The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the issue’s sensitivity, said the batch, obtained through Romanian dealers in Cairo, went into Iraq through Syria.”
At a congressional hearing in Washington, Gen. James Conway, the head of the Marines Corps, said the Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter that went down Feb. 7 hindicate that insurgents used a type of missile the aircraft’s defenses were not primed for.
The series of downings occurred at a time when insurgents have repeatedly boasted they have increased their abilities, finding new ways to attack Americans. An al-Qaida-affiliated group has claimed credit for three of the downings and posted a video showing the Feb. 7 crash that U.S. officials said appeared to be genuine.
The boasts have raised questions about whether the insurgents have new weapons.
Two Arab government intelligence officials, meanwhile, told the AP that an Iraqi Sunni group had recently bought some SA-7s on the black market with money it received through private donations from Saudi Arabia. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the issue’s sensitivity, said the batch, obtained through ROMANIAN DEALERS in Cairo, went into Iraq through Syria.
The two officials also said some more-advanced types of missiles, such as SA-16s and SA-18s, might have been obtained in the deal.