The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered several weapons caches during recent search operations in the country’s southern region, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on May 19.
The seized weapons included loads of ammunition and light arms, as well as:
- 29 Bulgarian-made 9K111 Fagot/AT-4 Spigot anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs);
- 6 U.S.-made TOW ATGMs;
- A Bulgarian-made Konkurs ATGM;
- Several Soviet-made RPG-22 and RPG-27 anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades;
- Several rounds for the Czechoslovakian-made RPG-75 anti-tank weapon;
The SAA also uncovered dozens of landmines near the town of Saida al-Hanout in the al-Quneitra countryside. Most of the seized landmines were U.S.-made M15s.
Most of these weapons were supplied by the U.S. and its allies as a part of a secret operation to equip rebel groups in Syria. The operation, codenamed “Timber Sycamore” was authorized by former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2013. President Donald Trump halted the operation when he came to power.