Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ayoub Kara has acknowledged to have paid a clandestine visit to Syria’s Aleppo, which is under the control of foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists.
The Syrian army and its allies have been fighting to wrest control of the country’s second city from terrorists who have reportedly received advanced weapons in recent weeks.
Kara did not say when his visit took place, saying “I won’t get into it,” the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
“Aleppo today is abandoned… Today when you enter it, you won’t even think that it’s Aleppo. It doesn’t even remind you of Aleppo,” he said instead.
Late last month, Syrian officials and locals confiscated a vehicle loaded with Israeli-manufactured weapons in the southern province of Suwayda.
A military source told Syria’s official news agency SANA that the vehicle was traveling from the eastern countryside of Dara’a to the desert region of Badiya.
Anti-personnel landmines, RPG rounds and launchers, B9 shells, 120 mm, 80 mm and 60 mm mortars, grenades and 23 mm machine-gun rounds were among the confiscated weapons.
Syria says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups operating inside the Arab country.
The Syrian army has frequently said it had seized Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants.
Israel’s Channel 2 television network recently reported that wounded militants are transferred quietly into the occupied territories for medication and that the number has surpassed 2,100 since 2011.
In December 2015, Britain’s English-language tabloid newspaper Daily Mail said Israel has saved the lives of over 2,000 Takfiri militants at the cost of about USD 13 million since 2013.