The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large ammo depot during a recent combing operation in the country’s southern region, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on August 4.
“While combing the liberated villages in the southern region in order to secure them and insure the safe return of the locals to their homes, an ammo depot of the terrorist groups’ remnants was uncovered,” a military source told the state-run agency.
The ammo depots contained large quantities of weapons and ammunition, including:
- A US-made TOW anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) launcher along with three missiles;
- Two Soviet-made Konkurs ATGMs;
- A Soviet-made Fagot ATGM;
- A Soviet-made Strela-2 man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS);
- A DJI Phantom 4 small drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera.
Most of these weapons were supplied by the U.S. as a part of a secret operation to train and equip anti-government groups in Syria. The operation, codenamed “Timber Sycamore,” was authorized by former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2013. Three years later it was halted by Prescient Donald Trump.
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