On January 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered several weapons caches in the towns of Talbiseh and Taldou in the northern Homs countryside, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
“After an investigation and a search operation in the northern Homs countryside, in cooperation with the honorable locals, large quantities of weapons and ammunition were found,” an officer in the SAA told the SANA.
The weapons caches included four RPG-18 anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades, one RPG-22 anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades, one RPO-A thermobaric rocket launcher, one RShG-2 thermobaric rocket launcher, several machine guns and ammunition of different calibers and satellite communication systems.
This was not the first time the SAA had uncovered weapons caches in the northern Homs countryside. Two days ago, the army found four US-made TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and a bunch of other weapons during a similar search operation in the region.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the northern Homs countryside surrendered last April and its fighters joined the reconciliation process. A number of radical militants preferred to withdraw to the opposition-held part of northern Syria, where most of them joined Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria.