The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered several weapons caches during recent search operations in the newly-liberated part of the northern Homs countryside, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on March 21.
The weapons caches contained RPO-A thermobaric rocket launchers, RPG-26 anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades, RPG-18 anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns of different calibers, ammunition, explosive materials and satellite communication systems.
Two days ago, the SAA found a large cache of explosives and munitions in the town of Talbiseh in the northern Homs countryside. Radical militants used these materials to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs) prior to the liberation of the region.
The Northern Homs countryside was one of the first strongholds of the so called Syrian Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the country. Militants presence there can be tracked back all the way to the second half of 2011. Despite this, the locals were able to pressure the militants into accepting an evacuation agreement last year.