BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Syrian military uncovered a large amount of weapons in the Daraa Governorate this week, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Tuesday.
According to the SANA report, the Syrian military discovered the massive haul of weapons while they were combing through the territories that were previously controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their jihadist allies.
SANA said many of the weapons were manufactured in countries like Israel and the United States.
The catch included a wide variety of rifles, heavy machine guns, mortar shells and RPG rounds, grenades and an assortment of ammunition of various calibers, with walkie-talkies and field hospital equipment also in the mix.
The photos show that some of the equipment is brand new in what appears to be its original packaging.
The discovery is the second cache of arms found in the region in less than two months, with tons of weapons found in Daraa in February in a large warehouse. A separate large cache of arms was discovered in neighbouring Quneitra governorate the same month.
Syrian authorities have recently begun work to rebuild the country after years of foreign-backed conflict, with the war costing hundreds of thousands of lives and prompting millions of Syrians to be internally or externally displaced.
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