Syrian authorities have uncovered loads of weapons in the western Daraa countryside, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on March 28.
A security official told the state-run agency that the weapons were uncovered during an ongoing combing operation in the region. According to the official, the locals provided information which helped uncover many of the weapons.
The weapons included dozens of assault and sniper rifles as well as a number of anti-tank rocket propelled grenades, including several rounds for the Czechoslovakian-made RPG-75.
The authorities also seized three Soviet-made Malyutka anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) and a sight for the US-made TOW ATGM launch system.
Last month, former rebels in western Daraa accepted a new reconciliation agreement. The agreement allowed Syrian government forces to carry out combing operations in the region. On top of that, the former rebels agreed to hand over their remaining heavy weapons.
In spite of the agreement, the situation in western Daraa remains unstable. A recent ambush in the region claimed the lives of more than 20 Syrian service members. Many of the victims were former rebels.
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