The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large weapons cache in the region of Eastern Ghouta in the Damascus countryside during a recent search operation, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on January 30.
The weapons cache contained three US-made TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), two Austrian-made Steyr HS .50 sniper rifles, a Yugoslav-made M79 Osa anti-tank weapon, two 14.5mm heavy machineguns, two 80mm mortar canons, dozens of RPG-7 launders and loads of ammunition of different calibers.
“The operations to clear the liberated areas from terrorism are still ongoing, we are uncovering and removing the remnants of terrorist groups to insure the lives of the civilians,” a military source told SANA.
Some of these weapons, like the TOW and the M79 Osa, were supplied to the militants in Eastern Ghouta by the U.S. and its Middle Eastern allies, while the rest were captured from several SAA bases during the first two years of the war.
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