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Syria uncovers new caches of US-made arms, anti-tank TOW missiles included

This picture shows munitions discovered by Syrian government forces at an arms depot used by militants during a clean-up operation in the country's southern region, on December 1, 2018. (Photo by SANA)

Syrian security forces have uncovered new caches of arms made in the United States and other Western countries that were used by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in the southern region.

Citing an unnamed field officer, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that government troops launched a clean-up operation in the liberated villages in the south on Saturday and discovered various types of ammunition, including US-made anti-armor TOW missiles and more than 100,000 machine guns.

The ammunition also included equipment related to the US-backed White Helmets “aid group,” which stands accused of working with Takfiri terrorists and launching false-flag gas attacks in Syria, according to the Syrian officer.

On November 26, Syrian forces found large quantities of weapons, including shoulder-fired anti-tank missiles, electric double cannons, B-9 cannons and satellite communication devices belonging to the remnants of Takfiri militants in Eastern Ghouta area in the suburb of the capital Damascus, and the countryside of Dara’a, Quneitra and Homs.

On May 4, Syrian army soldiers discovered Israeli-made weapons, including chemical warfare, digital equipment and drugs, destined for foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants and Daesh terrorists in the country’s central province of Homs as well as Rif Dimashq province.

The Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported that the ammunition and explosives were found in the southern part of Homs, located 162 kilometers (101 miles) north of the capital Damascus. They were meant to be distributed among anti-government extremist groups.

Elsewhere in Hajar al-Aswad city, located just four kilometers south of Damascus, Syrian soldiers found Israeli-made weapons stashed inside a network of secret underground tunnels.

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