On October 13, Syrian security forces uncovered a weapon cache during a search operation in the newly liberated district of Yalda south of the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
The weapons cache, which was buried in a farm, contained several US-made M72 LAW anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades, several RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenades launchers, a Croatian-made RBG-6 40mm grenade launcher, a 12,7mm DShK machine gun, many AK-47 assault rifles, several sniper rifles, IEDs, ammunition and a night vision scope.
These weapons were likely left behind by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militants, who had withdrawn from Yalda and several other districts around it last May. The withdrawal of the militants was part of the reconciliation agreement with the Damascus government.
According to local observers, HTS and other radical group left such weapons caches before withdrawing in order to use them later to carry out terrorist attacks inside the government-held area. However, the Syrian intelligence was able to find many of these caches with the help of the locals.
Photos of the weapons cache: