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Syrian Army Uncovers Communication Systems, Surveillance Equipment And Weapons In Homs, Damascus And Daraa (Video, Photos)

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered loads of weapons and military equipment during recent search operations in the countryside of Homs, Damascus and Daraa, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on March 22.

A video released by the state-run agency shows some of the seized equipment, including military radio systems, satellite communication systems and electro-optical surveillance systems. All of these systems were made by Western companies, such as Motorola.

Loads of weapons can be also seen in the SANA video, including heavy machine guns, mortar cannons, rocket-propelled grenades of different types, assault rifles and ammunition of different calibers.

Most of these weapons and equipment were supplied by the U.S. and its allies to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) under a “train and equip” program that had been authorized by former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014. The program was halted by President Donald Trump in 2017. However, most of the equipment found its way to the black market or even to the hands of terrorist groups.

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  • 1691

    Bonus.
    It reminds me the time when the americans supplied Afghanistan with weapons in their war with Russia and later the Afghans used the supplies to shoot the americans.

  • John

    Would be interesting to trace serial numbers on this stuff. I am pretty sure it is being done.

    • Toni Liu

      They already done that before, like in aleppo before they found bulgarian grad and traced to sender then to factory but no one care about that, so its just wasting time to trace them when even you already had proof but it just nothing and you just wasting a time

      • John

        I am sure they are keeping a record. It is basic intel stuff. Doing so would maybe give information they already know but, it also might result in new information. In the business, it is just doing it by the book, not leaving possible loose ends.

        • Jens Holm

          Ladies having no clothe or what.

      • abuqahwa

        You are correct – it is no secret, and has been fully documented, how thousands of tonnes of new weaponery, munitions, ammunition is purchased openly and legally then delivered on to the Jihadi terror groups. Most is carried by cargo air, sometimes Silk Air, usually C-130J of CJTOIR bases in Iraq, then trucked or helilift.

    • abuqahwa

      Yes, but problem is 1 . serial numbers of US supplied TOW (direct from SOCOM or via Saudi stocks) are erased, and 2. even when serial numbers and batch ID of brand new wpns and munitions show end-user Saudi/Qatar/UAE etc buying from Bulgaria/Croatia no action can be taken. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16e4807737110276bc23e938da6e701ef9de9065f08442269763c7512da86708.jpg

      • goingbrokes

        Around 2013, from memory, the Saudis bought 30,000 TOW missiles. It did raise a few eyebrows, but making the sale was the top priority. Now of course everyone knows that when Syrian battlefields are peppered with TOW missiles they mainly come from Saudi, but no western nation will take any action on that. I wonder why…
        Some TOW missiles captured have less than a year manufacturing dates, so they are obviously direct deliveries, courtesy of Raytheon and Co perhaps. If this was to be dug up and properly investigated so many people would be implicated it’s not funny. I’m not holding my breath.

    • Jens Holm

      Thats not needed at all. The whole world already has known all that from the first phase of the uprise by TV, Videos and newspapers.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    We are seeing the bigger picture now, thanks to Israeli media publishing their own intentions for us all.
    http://www.freekentucky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/jewish-donkeys.jpg

    • Valery Grigoryev

      It doesn’t mean that wild ideas of an old fucknut racist are shared by majority of Israeli nation.

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        Actually Israel is a democracy. So the leaders are only in power by the democratic majority of the Jewish people. Those policies are the mass of the peoples will. Benjamin Netanyahu supports this policy of Jewish people over any Goyims. This is the direct reflection of the Jewish will.

        • Valery Grigoryev

          I don’t think so. Orthodoxies are just parasites. While Bennie is a soldier.

      • Rabbi High Comma

        Happy Hanukkah

        • Valery Grigoryev

          Not for me, you, idiot.

        • Valery Grigoryev

          What an idiot you are…

          • Rabbi High Comma

            Sorry – Happy Purim.

          • Valery Grigoryev

            Hereby you have signed my comment:)

          • Rabbi High Comma

            Don’t take it so hard. It’s not me. It’s jew.

  • goingbrokes

    Anyone know what the white tubes are at around 1:11, or the second photo from top?

    • su-34

      Obviously omnidirectional antennas for radio (data) comms. The shorter ones to the left are subscriber units with integrated directional antennas, and those that look like a hat are GPS receivers used as a time reference to synchronize the communication time slots.

      • goingbrokes

        Thanks! :)

  • Jakke1899

    Thank you, Obama, for making the SAA one of the best equipped armies in the world! You definitely earned your nobel peace prize…

  • Jens Holm

    Very good. Normally communication with Assads is like talking to a radio. Now both ways are possible.

  • Jens Holm

    No surprice. FSAs were meant to take over from the Regime.