Syrian Army Finds Militants’ Weapons Caches in Aleppo Neighborhood
Army units started on Friday morning a combing operation in the neighborhoods of al-Zibdiya, al-Mashhad, Salah Eddin and al-Ansari in the eastern part of Aleppo city after the evacuation of terrorists in preparation for the return of locals to their houses.
SANA reporter in Aleppo said that the army’s engineering units dismantled hundreds of mines and explosive devices that were planted earlier by terrorists in a number of houses, schools and infrastructure before they exited towards al-Rashideen area in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo.
The reporter added that army units have found warehouses containing large quantities of ammunition and weapons in schools, institutions and service establishments in the neighborhood of al-Zibdiya.
The reporter said that the engineering units continue to dismantle mines and improvised explosive devices in the neighborhoods to clear them fully in preparation for the entry of technical and service workshops to restore basic services.
Terrorists deliberately planted mines and explosive devices in houses before they left in order to intimidate citizens and prevent them from returning to the liberated neighborhoods.
Army units in cooperation with the popular defense groups foiled an ISIS attack targeting military posts in Jeb al-Jarrah area in the eastern countryside of Homs, a military source said.
The source clarified clashes erupted with the terrorists and resulted in killing 20 of them after retaking a number of the military posts, noting that Abu Bakr Helfaya was among the dead.