On November 22, the Syrian Military Intelligence sized a large shipment of weapons, which was on its way to the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, according to Hezbollah media wing in Syria. The source added that the source of the weapons is the northern al-Suwayda countryside where US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups operate.
The shipment included 15 Soviet-made Malyutka and Iranian-made Raad (an Iranian upgraded copy of Malyutka) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). 3 Soviet-made Konkurs, 2 Russian-made Metis-M and 1 French made MILAN ATGMs were also sized from the shipment, along with thermal sights for Metis-M and Konkurs launchers.
The weapons shipment included dozens of US-made M72 LAW anti-tank rockets, plus dozens of Soviet-made RPG-22, RPG-26, and Czechoslovakian-made RPG-75 anti-tank rockets. These types of the anti-tank rockets were supplied by Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the US to the FSA in the US-led coalition base in Tanaf area north of al-Suwayda.
There also were 3 disassembled Soviet-made R-60 air-to-air missiles. A special training is needed to disassemble this type of missiles, according to experts . These R-60 missiles may be used in another attempt to produce some ground-to-air missiles by militants. There is no other reason why they would smuggle air-to-air missiles to besieged militants that don’t operate warplanes for sure.
Huge amount of drugs like marijuana and captagon tablets was also included in the shipment, along with dozens of explosive belts, mines and explosive materials.