Syrian security forces uncovered a large ISIS base in the outskirt of the city of al-Mayadin in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside during a recent search operation, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on February 8.
According to the state-run news agency, the base contained several mass graves of civilians who had been executed by the terrorist group more than two years ago. Locals from al-Mayadin helped to reveal the graves.
“The base also includes a large training camp of ISIS terrorists, a tunnel network that links the hills around al-Mayadin, and a munitions workshop,” Deir Ezzor police chief Brig. Nizar Hassan told the SANA.
Dozens of improvised rocket-assisted munition (IRAMs) and a destroyed T-72 battle tank were found inside the abandoned base.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, liberated al-Mayadin from ISIS in October of 2017. Since then, thousands of civilians have returned to the city, which is witnessing a state of calmness.