The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered loads of ammunition during a search operation in the newly-liberated part of the northern Hama countryside.
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said on September 21 that the ammunition was found in the vicinity of the town of al-Zaka, a former stronghold of so-called Jaysh al-Izza.
The ammunition included at least two Konkurs anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank mines, heavy improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and dozens of mortar shells of different calibers.
Earlier this week, the SAA found seven mortar cannons of different calibers and other weapons during a similar search operation around the newly-liberated town of Kafr Zita in northern Hama. The weapons had been left behind by Jaysh al-Izza militants.
Jaysh al-Izza is known to be one of key allies of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). The group lost most of its assets and dozens of militants during the recent SAA operation in northern Hama.