On July 7, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released photos of several armored vehicles, which were captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inside the Nasib border crossing in the western Daraa countryside.
Among the vehicles, four OT-64 SKOT amphibious armored personnel carriers (APCs), which was made by Poland and former Czechoslovakia. Despite that the SAA operated a number of these vehicles previously, experts believe that the ones found in Nasib had been supplied by the U.S. Military Operations Room (MOC) in Jordan to the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
On May 22 of 2017, Turkish photographers Alper Böler and Yörük Işık released photos of Danish cargo ship “Hanne Danica” carrying OT-64 SKOT APCs while passing the Bosporus en route to the Suez Canal. The ship likely headed from there to the Jordanian port of Aqaba. Later the APCs appeared with the FSA in Daraa.
— alper böler (@alperboler) May 23, 2017
The SAA also captured at least three Soviet-made MT-LBs armored vehicles. This type was not seen in service with the SAA in southern Syria before, which suggests that it was also supplied to the FSA by the MOC.
In the upcoming days, the FSA will hand over loads of weapons, which were supplies by the MOC, to the SAA under the evacuation agreement that was reached on July 6.