TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian army forces found a large cache of weapons belonging to Daesh (ISIL of ISIS) militants who left the southeastern parts of Deir Ez-Zor following the government’s military progress in the region.
The army discovered it during a cleanup operation in the town of Baqares Tahtani in the province’s southeastern countryside.
SANA reported that the engineering units of the army found the weapons and ammunition buried beneath a building that was rigged with explosives by Daesh terrorists.
The cache contained 12.7 mm machineguns, mortar rounds of various sizes, 23mm artillery rounds, machinegun rounds, IEDs, and improvised shells.
In November 2017, the Daesh terrorist group was flushed out of its last stronghold in Al-Bukamal, a city on the Euphrates River in the Deir Ez-Zor province of eastern Syria. The city’s liberation marked an end to the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate it had declared in 2014.