The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered on July 24 a large weapons cache containing more than 2,000 mortar shells of different calibers in southern Deir Ezzor .
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the underground weapons cache, located near the al-Rahba citadel, was uncovered thanks to information provided by the locals.
“The terrorists had placed dust and waste above it [the weapons cache] to camouflage the site, which is a dumpster,” the SANA’s reporter in Deir Ezzor said, and noted: “combing and research operations continues with the support of engineer units in the SAA to clean the site of the terrorists’ remnants.”
Last month, the SAA uncovered two ISIS weapons workshops during search operations in southern Raqqa and eastern Deir Ezzor. The army also found a large hideout of the terrorist group’s cells near the town of al-Quriyah in southern Deir Ezzor.
Despite these intense operations by the SAA, ISIS cells are still active in southern Deir Ezzor. The situation will not likely improve, unless the army develop its operations to cover the nearby Homs desert.