The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has raided a large weapons cache of ISIS that was uncovered by the Russian Aerospace Forces, a representative of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria told RIA Novosti on February 17.
According to the representative, the weapons cache, which is located in the eastern Homs countryside, was uncovered by a Russian drone.
The cache was later raided by SAA units, which managed to killed four ISIS terrorist who were guarding the area. Two pickups armed with heavy machine guns were also destroyed during the raid.
Inside the cache the SAA found:
- 36 Assault rifles and light machine guns;
- 7 Heavy machine guns;
- An automatic grenade launcher with 28 rounds;
- An anti-tank weapon;
- 87 Mines and grenades;
- 40 Kg of explosives;
- 22,000 Rounds of ammunition.
The terrorists also kept around 45 kg of medicine, some of which were foreign-made, and more than 350 kg of food in the large cache.
ISIS cells in central Syria stepped up their attacks over the last year. Earlier this week, a unit of the SAA was ambushed by the terrorists in eastern Homs. Five service members were allegedly killed in the attack.
The SAA raid in eastern Homs is a real blow the terrorist group’s cells in the region. The raid also highlights the value of military cooperation between Syria and Russia.
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