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Iran Press TV

Syria seizes US-made missiles, ammunition in terrorist redoubts

Iran Press TV

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 1:11 PM

Syrian government forces have seized United States-made weapons and ammunition, left behind by terrorists, in Syria's southwestern Dara'a and Sweida provinces.

State news agency SANA reported on Tuesday that Syrian authorities discovered and seized American TOW missiles, shoulder-launched missiles, anti-armor missiles, light and medium machine guns, automatic rifles of Western origin, and RPG launchers with their projectiles.

The report added that the authorities also found and seized a surveillance drone, advanced surveillance cameras, communication devices, as well as large quantities of ammunition in deserted terrorist bases in the two provinces.

The discovery and the seizure of the weapons came just a day after Syrian authorities in the southwestern provinces of Damascus and Quneitra found and seized Malutka anti-tank missiles, RPGs, rifles, Western- and US-made submachine guns, hand grenades, satellite broadcasting and telecommunications devices, medicines and medical equipment, and a number of stolen cars abandoned by defeated terrorists.

Turmoil erupted in Syria in 2011. Foreign-backed militants and Takfiri terrorists overran parts of Syria before government forces retook almost all of them with help from Damascus' allies.

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