Syria: Turkish, American Arms, Chemicals Found in Terrorists’ Positions in Aleppo City
“Engineering units of the Syrian and Russian forces that were jointly defusing bombs and mines planted by Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo seized a large volume of US-made and Turkey-made weapons in the positions of militants,” the Russian General said.
The engineering units also found hand-made arms in terrorists’ bases, he added.
“A large number of bags filled with chemicals were also found in the positions of the terrorists” the source said, adding, “The terrorists had used chemicals to make bombs.”
The General went on to say that the engineering units have also found a workshop in which the terrorist groups were making bombs by gas cylinders.
The Russian and Syrian units have also found a large quantity of suicide-explosive belts, the General said, adding, “The terrorist groups have planted bombs in hidden locations in residential areas, neighborhoods and streets.”
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Monday that mass graves of torture victims were uncovered in liberated city of Aleppo in Northern Syria.
“Mass burial sites of many dozens of Syrians, who had been subjected to brutal torture and then murdered, have been found,” said Konashenkov, Sputnik reported.
“In many cases, body parts are missing, most victims had been shot in the head. And this, it seems, is only the beginning,” he added.
Konashenkov said that the instances are being recorded as serious war crimes and will be given maximum publicity so that European backers of the militants in London and Paris are well aware of who their wards actually are.”
He added that seven large ammunition depots, enough to arm several infantry battalions, were discovered in Aleppo.
On December 22, the Syrian government forces assumed full control of Aleppo as the last convoy with militants left the embattled city.
Syrian government forces have been fighting against multiple militant and terrorist groups, including ISIL and Fatah al Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front.