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S. Arabia, Turkey’s Footprints Found in Eastern Qalamoun of Damascus

17 May 2018 16:43

The Syrian army discovered a large amount of heavy weapons, ammunition and medicine that have been supplied by Riyadh and Turkey to the al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) and Jeish al-Islam in Eastern Qalamoun of Damascus.

A field commander confirmed on Thursday that the Syrian army’s engineering units have found the weapons and ammunition during the clean-up operations in Eastern Qalamoun which has recently been evacuated by Jeish al-Islam and al-Nusra.

He added that the Syrian army forces discovered several tanks and a large number of missiles, mortars, anti-tank missiles, different types of ammunition, weapons and bombs which had been hidden by the terrorists in their hideouts.

The sources said that the army units also found a large number of drugs as well as Nitrogen chemicals used by militants to make different types of bombs and mortars that all carried with Turkish and Saudi labels.

The commander said the “footprint of Saudi Arabia and Turkey can readily be traced in all the items found in the region”.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the Syrian army troops continued their mop-up operation in the newly-freed Yalda, Bebeila and Beit Saham regions in the Southern part of Damascus province and discovered a large depot of terrorists’ arms and ammunition, including Israeli weapons.

The army men continued mop-up operation in Yalda, Bebeila and Beit Saham, seizing a large cache of weapons in terrorists’ positions.

The Israeli-manufactured mines, bombs, ammunition, rockets, RPG, machineguns and artillery and mortar shells were discovered among the weapons and munitions seized from the terrorists.

The army units also seized several vehicles, carrying military equipment, chemical, ammonium nitrate and gunpowder in the depot used by terrorists to make bombs and handmade mortar shells.

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