The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a depot containing loads of C4 and TNT explosives during a recent search operation around the town of Beit Jinn in the western Damascus countryside, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on June 12.
“Through our security surveillance, a buried and hidden depot was found in the town of Beit Jinn,” an army officer told the state-run agency.
Besides the explosive materials, the depot contained dozens of improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) as well as anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.
In the last few months, IEDs and mines were used in several attacks on Syrian troops in southern Syria. On June 4, ISIS announced that its cells targeted an SAA vehicle in western Daraa with an IED for the first time ever.
The SAA uncovered many weapons caches in southern Syria over the last few months. The discovery of such caches is essentially for the region’s security.