DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – Authorities in the Syrian capital of Damascus and the countryside of northern Quneitra province near the Syrian border with the Israeli-occupied territories have discovered two separate arms caches including Western and Israeli-made weapons, ammunition, pharmaceuticals, and blankets featuring the logo of the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees agency, the Syrian Arab News Agency has reported.
Images of one of the caches published by SANA shows a variety of armaments, including automatic rifles, RPG grenades appearing to be wrapped in their original packaging, row upon row of bullets for heavy machine guns, and landmines, along with boxes of medical equipment including bandages, masks, and various chemicals, and the distinctive grey UNHCR blankets.
Over the past several years, as they have liberated Syria of a broad assortment of terrorist groups, including Daesh and the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, the Syrian military has discovered a wide variety of Western and Israeli-made weapons, from small arms and grenades and mortar launchers to communications equipment, field hospital supplies to U.S.-made TOW anti-tank missiles, C4 explosives, and even tanks.
The Quneitra region, an area of the Golan Heights partially held by the Zionist regime since the June 1967 Arab-Zionist War, has been a source of tension between the two sides for decades, with skirmishes regularly reported along the contested area even before the outbreak of the foreign-backed Syrian conflict in 2011. During the war, Daesh established a stronghold in Syria’s Quneitra region, with the terrorists finally vanquished from the area completely in 2018.
During the past years, Syrian authorities and the military have discovered dozens of caches of arms, ammunition and supplies stashed away in settlements, abandoned warehouses, secret underground facilities and other areas liberated from the assortment of terrorist groups seeking to overthrow the Damascus government.