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Syria seizes US-made missiles, ammunition in terrorist redoubts

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The picture, taken on April 21, 2020, shows terrorists’ weapons and ammunition found and seized by Syrian government forces during clear-up operations in Syria’s southwestern provinces of Dara’a and Sweida. (Photos by SANA)

Syrian government forces have seized United States-made weapons and ammunition, left behind by terrorists, in Syria’s southwestern Dara’a and Sweida provinces.

State news agency SANA reported on Tuesday that Syrian authorities discovered and seized American TOW missiles, shoulder-launched missiles, anti-armor missiles, light and medium machine guns, automatic rifles of Western origin, and RPG launchers with their projectiles.

The report added that the authorities also found and seized a surveillance drone, advanced surveillance cameras, communication devices, as well as large quantities of ammunition in deserted terrorist bases in the two provinces.

The discovery and the seizure of the weapons came just a day after Syrian authorities in the southwestern provinces of Damascus and Quneitra found and seized Malutka anti-tank missiles, RPGs, rifles, Western- and US-made submachine guns, hand grenades, satellite broadcasting and telecommunications devices, medicines and medical equipment, and a number of stolen cars abandoned by defeated terrorists.

Turmoil erupted in Syria in 2011. Foreign-backed militants and Takfiri terrorists overran parts of Syria before government forces retook almost all of them with help from Damascus’ allies.

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