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    (File) A Syrian Army soldier holds his weapon, as he walks next to others that belonged to rebels from Eastern Qalamoun, after they handed them over, at the town of Dumayr, Damascus, Syria April 22, 2018

    Syrian Army Finds Tanks, Arms Hidden by Terrorists North of Damascus – Reports

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    The Syrian Arab Army has uncovered several hidden tanks and heavy vehicles, as well as ammunition and arms while combing the Eastern Qalamoun region, SANA news agency reported.

    According to the Syrian media outlet, the seized items, including tanks, rockets, mortar cannons, anti-armor missiles, rifles, machineguns, rocket shells, mortar rounds, rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) rounds, locally-made rocket launchers and a remote detonator, had been hidden by Jaysh al-Islam and al-Nusra terrorists within secret caches in the al-Batra and al-Rhaiba mountains.

    Earlier this month, government troops reportedly discovered a large cache of weapons – RPGs, mortar shells, improvised explosives and automatic firearms – in the Damascus suburb of Jobar. The arms were thought to have belonged to the Faylaq al-Rahman terrorist group, which had been present in Eastern Ghouta before the army liberated the region.

    Last month, the Syrian Army took full control of East Qalamoun after militants and their families were evacuated to Idlib and Jarablus.

     

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