On December 4, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered several weapons caches during a search operation in the outskirt of the newly-liberated city of Daraa, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
The weapons caches contained a Bulgarian-made Fagot anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) launcher along with two missiles, a Chinese-made HJ-8 Red Arrow ATGM, a Soviet-made RPG-29 anti-tank weapons along with several rounds, an Egyptian-made Sakr 122mm cluster rocket and a mini drone.
A day later, the SAA uncovered another weapons cache which was buried underground near the Nasib border crossing, 11km southeast of Daraa. The cache included dozens of RPG-7 rounds and mortar rounds along with other military equipment.
Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters in Daraa surrendered to Damascus government forces earlier this year following a short battle. While these fighters joined the reconciliation process and handed over their weapons to the SAA, many radical militants opted to withdraw and hid their weapons in order to use them in future terrorist attacks.