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.