Terrorist ISIL Fails in Smuggling Arms, Equipment from Syria to Al-Anbar
“The ISIL militants were attempting to transfer a large cache of weapons and equipment from the Syrian border to al-Ratba bordering area in al-Anbar province last night but they came under attack by Iraq’s air force which was earlier informed by the popular forces,” a field source said on Sunday.
The source said all terrorists accompanying the arms cargo were killed and their vehicles were destroyed.
“Also the terrorists’ heavy weapons, including tens of missiles and several tons of explosives, being smuggled to Iraq were destroyed,” the source added.
Also, on Friday, the Syrian intelligence forces announced that they had captured a haul of medical supplies near Aleppo that came from Turkey and was destined for ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
In a video released by Russia’s RT television network, Hussein al-Omar, a colonel in Syria’s Military Intelligence Directorate, said that the lorry, loaded with some 25 tons of medicine and hospital supplies, including a number of dialysis machines, had entered Syria from Turkey’s Bab al-Hawa international border crossing, located on Syria’s Northwestern border with Turkey.
He added that the lorry was planned to reach Mosul, ISIL’s de facto capital in Iraq, through the towns of Afrin, A’zaz, and Manbij in Aleppo province. According to Omar, the lorry, loaded in Turkey, bore a Syrian number plate and was driven by two militants from al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front Takfiri terrorist group, who had received the cargo in the Bab al-Hawa border crossing.
“Through an intelligence operation, we lured them from Afrin to Nubl, arrested them, and brought them here. All of this proves that Turkey is supporting the terrorists, specially Daesh, with meds and all supplies, even with weapons,” the Syrian official further said.
The much-needed aid would be delivered to Aleppo’s local maternity hospital, which sustained damage in a recent shelling attack launched by the Takfiri terrorists, he added.