On November 3, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered several weapons caches during search operations in the newly liberated areas in the governorates of Daraa and al-Quneitra, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
“While the army units and security forces were clearing the liberated villages in Daraa and al-Quneitra, large quantities of weapons, ammunition, medium and heavy shells were found hidden in underground depots,” a source in the SAA told SANA.
The weapons included 13 Bulgarian-made Fagot anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), two 100mm 3UBK10M guided tank rounds, several Grad 122mmm rockets, several Russian-made RPO-A thermobaric rockets, several US-made M72 LAW anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades and loads of other heavy weapons and ammunition.
A day earlier, the SAA discovered several artillery shells and Grad rockets, which were hidden in a shallow lake in al-Quneitra. With help from military divers, the army was able to recover the weapons.
Most of these weapons had been left behind by radical elements. They were likely planning to use them to carry out terrorist attacks in the government-held areas in the future.