On September 12, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) discovered an ammo depot, which was left behind by ISIS fighters, in the vicinity of the city of al-Mayadeen in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside during a search operation, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
The ammo depot contained a 12,7mm machine gun, a RPG-18 anti-tank rocket launcher, mortar shells, battle tank rounds, explosive materials and a satellite communication device.
Last month, the SAA discovered a large ammo depot and a rocket factory of ISIS in the town of Sabikhan in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside during a similar security operation.
According to the SANA, the SAA has been working to clear the southern Deir Ezzor countryside from ISIS remnants since its liberation from ISIS in late 2017 in order to ensure a safe return of displaced civilians. The state-run news agency said that the SAA efforts allowed hundreds of families to return to al-Mayadin last week.