It now appears that Russian special forces moved tons of arms, explosives, chemicals, and other equipment out of Iraq and into Syria. Not only are Russian special forces troops implicated in the removal of tons of missing armaments, Defense officials think they were either involved or (at the least) have knowledge about other missing items:
“Defense officials said the Russians can provide information on what happened to the Iraqi weapons and explosives that were transported out of the country. Officials believe the Russians also can explain what happened to Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs.”
This Washington Times article is a must-read.