Thanks for visiting Calibre Obscura. This website is devoted to research on arms in the hands of non-state groups, in particular in the Middle East and North Africa region. To contact me for information, suggestions or non-public work, please use Twitter or Email.

All writing is written from the stand point of strong opposition to all dictators and terrorists, but the purpose of this website is arms research and reporting on non-state forces, not to take ideological stances on any issue. Please don't ask for links to Extremist material.

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