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Syrian Army Displays Truckloads-Worth of Seized US-Made Arms in Golan (PHOTOS)

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The haul of weapons is the latest in a long series of discoveries of US, European and Israeli arms, munitions and supplies across Syria in recent months as the Syrian military has restored control over areas previously controlled by a ragtag collection of jihadist terrorists and other armed militants.

The Syrian Arab News Agency has released fresh photos of weapons and equipment left behind by terrorists in villages in the province of Quneitra on the Syrian-Israeli border in the Golan Heights.

The large stock of arms, ammunition, vehicles, equipment and medicines, including US and Israeli-made equipment, was reportedly gathered from the Quneitra province villages of Briqua, Beir Ajam and Rasm al-Sanad, and found thanks to cooperation between authorities, reconciliation committees and local residents.

The weapons displayed include US-made Tow missiles, M16 automatic rifles, Toyota Land Cruisers in military configuration, tank shells, missiles, mortar rounds, a reconnaissance drone, jamming devices, communications equipment and night vision binoculars, as well as equipment and tools for surgery. 

Syrian forces regained control over the provinces of Daraa, Quneitra and Suwayda this past summer, thanks in large part to the Russian Reconciliation Center's diplomatic efforts to persuade militants to put down their arms and either relocate to the militant-held province of Idlib or join the fight against Daesh* and other terrorist groups. Last week, the Syrian military ramped up its operations to mop up Daesh remnants in Suwayda, with the terrorists reported to be surrounded and cut off from freshwater resources.

*A terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries.

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