The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered two large ISIS weapons workshops during recent search operations in southern Raqqa and eastern Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on June 17.
The first workshop, which was founded near the town of Zur Shmir in Raqqa, including over 12,000 locally-made mortar shells of different. The second one was located near the city of al-Mayadin in Deir Ezzor. It contained loads of explosive materials.
“The SAA’s unit and the authorities recovered ISIS terrorists’ remnants [mortars] in a careful and a precise manned in order to prevent them from exploding … Work is undergoing to fully clean the area in order to secure it,” the SANA’s reporter said.
The SAA, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, liberated both Zur Shmir and al-Mayadin in 2017 following fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists.
In the last year, the army uncovered several ISIS workshops and ammo depots in Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. The terrorist group had located most of its strategic facilities in the two governorates believing that its enemies will not be able to reach them.