Syria army seizes militants' arms cache

Syria army seizes militants' arms cache
Thu Jul 18, 2013 19:08:58

Army forces in Syria have seized warfare belonging to Takfiri terrorists in Latakia Province.

The weapons, including sniper rifles, automatic weapons, ammunition, and communication devices, were stored in a house in the town of al-Haffah.

The Syrian army has not yet disclosed further information regarding the weapons. It is not yet known which country had supplied the militants with the arms. 

Western powers and their regional allies including the Israeli regime, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are supporting anti-Syria militant groups, including al-Qaeda-linked terrorists.

The militants have also on several occasions announced that they have received weaponry from foreign countries.

Syrian army forces have confiscated weapons belonging to the militants several times over the past months.

Earlier this month, Syria seized a shipment of Israeli-made weapons in the western city of Hama.

On July 16, Syrian army troops carried out a series of mop-up operations in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Syrian soldiers have also discovered a tunnel with 400m length in al-Qaboun area under the Damascus-Homs highway that connects al-Qaboun and Jobar.

According to Syrian military sources, the tunnel was used by the militants to transfer weapons and ammunitions and to attack civilians.

 The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent about warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.


string(341) "[{"id":"1495968","sort":"3054695","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/07/18/alalam_635097294351072801_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Syria no-fly zone will lead to war: UK Cmdr."} ,{"id":"1496051","sort":"3054696","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/07/18/alalam_635097513296527715_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"UN chemical arms team to visit Syria next week"} ]"