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    Syrian Army Repels Daesh Attack Near Deir ez-Zor Airbase

    Syrian Army Reportedly Seizes US-Made Weapons From Daesh Depot in Deir ez-Zor

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    According to local media reports, the Syrian Arab Army has repeatedly found major Daesh* weapons and ammunitions depots containing Western-made arms during mop up operations in the province of Deir ez-Zor.

    During a combing operation in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province, the Syrian army discovered a large cache of weapons, munitions, telecommunication equipment, as well as US-made mortar shells at a depot left behind by Daesh, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

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    The report suggests that the arms included 120mm mortars, BM-21 Grad rockets, 107mm rockets, 40mm grenades, anti-tanks missiles and a combat-net radio, as well as an unspecified amount of mines and explosives.

    In November 2017 Syrian government forces declared the full liberation of Deir ez-Zor, which used to be Daesh’s stronghold for three years.

    In another development earlier this week, Syrian troops seized several French-made APILAS (Armor-Piercing Infantry Light Arm System) anti-tank systems in another Syrian province – Daraa, the Defense Blog website reported, citing local media.

    SANA’s Tuesday report also suggested that Syrian sappers working in the recently liberated Daraa settlement of Gharaz had uncovered storage facilities containing US-made TOW anti-tank missile systems.

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    On July 12, the Syrian army raised the national flag over a number of buildings in Daraa after the leaders of armed groups agreed to surrender arms and cease hostilities with the help of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria.

    *Daesh, also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS, is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.

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