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.

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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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It appears as though Syria has finally got some munitions that actually work.

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I still haven’t seen any photo proof of ‘Israeli’ weapons whatsoever in any of these catches.

Even if so, it still wouldn’t mean they were delivered by Israel. They might originate from Turkey (which has a long history of military contacts with Israel) or Lebanon (where a lot of ordinance was left behind when Israel ran away in 2000), or they might be just propaganda stunts. But, again, not even such have been shown.

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@Maneater, no idea who voted You down. But IMHO You did not read the article properly.

The article said that many weapons were manufactured in Israel and the US. The article makes no claim that they were provided by Israel.

And Your comment suggests that this article does claim Israeli involvement. Maybe, other articles made such claims. Here were none.

p.s. Most of the weapons look to me ex Warsaw pact made. A French regular of this forum wrote that very few if any of the weapons and items in the other caches were Israeli or US made.

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Do israel manufacture AK 47 nowadays?

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@Stern Daler: Thanks for your comments.

I did read the article, and even between the lines 😉 I come from a country where reading between the lines was and is just as important as plain reading.

Again, I still haven’t seen any photos of Israeli weapons or even packaging. It’s an easy feat to again and again display huge amounts of seized weaponry and claim there is Israeli-made stuff among it, and then stubbornly refuse to show even one photo to substantiate the claim.

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@Maneater, thx 4 Your answer. Yes between the lines – it is there – and AMN did in fact reuse in the past some shoddy articles that claimed – what You answered to. But here IMHO AMN did not – and used there own text.

My French ami & AMN’s regular commentator – military background – wrote that only freely available Israeli gear was on the past pics.
There were a few things that looked like US TOW. But on higher resolution might be Warsaw pact gear, according to his comments.
p.s. The ex-Warsaw pact gear comes via US and KSA etc. IMHO.