According to reports, the Syrian Army discovered the munitions cache inside the town of Khan Al-Sabil, which was captured by the military earlier this year.
“A month ago, our army liberated this area. Work [by sappers] began immediately, they began to look for remnants from militants so that the inhabitants of this area could return”, Hadu Yasser, a colonel in the Syrian Army’s engineering corps, said.
The village is located next to the M5 highway connecting Damascus and Aleppo.
An ammunition depot with dozens of hand grenades, US-made anti-personnel mines, detonators, improvised explosive devices, and a suicide belt was discovered in one of the bunkers.
The cache was destroyed by a controlled explosion. Currently, Syrian sappers, including those trained by their Russian colleagues, are clearing the village of mines.