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September 01, 2017
Middle East conflicts boost Bulgarian arms exports
Sofia (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Conflicts in the Middle East boosted Bulgaria's arms exports by almost 60 percent in 2016 to record levels not seen since the end of communism, official data showed Thursday. Bulgaria, which specialises in the production of light-weight Soviet-style weapons and munitions, exported over 1.0 billion euros' ($1.2 billion) worth of arms in 2016 compared to 642 million in 2015 and 402 million in 2014. Iraq and Saudi Arabia were the main buyers, followed by the United States, Afghanistan, Croatia, Aze ... read more

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