BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 A.M.) – The National Defense Forces (NDF) carried out an ambush in the eastern countryside of Hama on Tuesday, seizing a large supply of weapons destined for Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham militants in western Salamiyah.

According to local sources, the National Defense Forces carried out the ambush at 1:00 A.M. (Damascus Time), killing the drivers of the weapons convoy outside the village of Al-Hart in the Salamiyah countryside.

The Syrian Army reportedly seized a large supply of military and telecommunication equipment during the ambush.

Among the weapons and telecommunication equipment seized on Tuesday were reconnaissance drones and night vision goggles that were smuggled into Syria from Turkey.

Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  Egg seller from Daraa becomes new ISIS emir

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

If your comment is held for moderation, please just be patient, it will be published unless it falls into one of the two categories as mentioned above.

Discuss

25 Comments on "Syrian Army seizes Turkish weapons supply destined for jihadist rebels in Hama"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Member
Newbie
Commenter
Upvoted

Naughty Turks!

Vangelis Kotsios
Guest
Vangelis Kotsios

turkish sneakes..
and in the north they wanna be friends to kill kurds 😉
sick culture..

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler
All is fair in love and war. p.s. The West is no better. During WW II the UK blockaded food supplies to Greece that came by ship from foreign countries and put the blame on the German occupants to motivate a Greek partisan war against them. The Germans could not send food – they had no spare food. After the guerrilla war had started, Greek emigrants finally managed to “persuade” the Allies to allow food shipments again. Means after 10 % had starved the Allies had what they wanted and did not need the Greek famine anymore. And now they… Read more »
Member
Newbie
Commenter
Upvoted

Go ahead Syria buy time in talks while getting the SAA do the job on the ground. their dirty war needs dirty tricks to foil their plans. show up in the east and hit in the south and so on till you decimate all terror groups including their western advisers.

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted

Siempre dije Erdogan y sus terroristas no hay confianza, su objetivo acabar con gobierno Sirio y los Kurdos… El ejercito Sirio debe expulsar del norte de Alepo a los terroristas Turcos que quieren tomar Al-Bab.

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

Maybe Assad should do the same con-job as Erdogan. But supply SDF. Puts pressure on IS and Turkish SFA mercenaries around al-Bab. Smirk.

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

-=== Dears @AMN. Several of your articles in the last days hadn’t the usual “comment box”. Best regards to the staff. DB ===-
=>Turkish weapons supply
Did these were just smuggled or was this gear from a depot already in Syria for a while.

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

IMHO the militants are not Western militaries that have abundant stock and can keep it in hold for ages. These are urgent supplies probably in response of the SAA getting and using similar gear. ++++ “reconnaissance drones and night vision goggles” are not available in the local bazaari just across the border – where PKK and Turkish troops play there deadly games of hide and seek – night & day.

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux
NVG and drones can easily be bought absolutely legally anywhere in the west. You’ll have an efficient Quadcopter drone for 1200€. Very high end thermal vision (much better than simple light-amplification NVGs, you know, the green night vision) can be bought for 3000 to 6500€ (image in colours!) with range up to 900m and this is civilian gear… Hi-end military stuff can do better. Frankly, even a bi-color thermal vision with 600m range would make your day at night… When it comes to stockpiling, well, KSA bought 15,000 TOWs from Raytheon. With their money behind and all that has been… Read more »
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler
Yes – legal in the West but not available across the border. That is where Turks and PKKs have their dates. Maybe You can legally get this gear in Smyrna, Constantinople or Ankara. But IMHO not near Idlib without MIT’s consent. That KSA bought something and has stockpiles does not mean these warehouses were in Syria. Even I know AK ammon is small and costs when bought as bulk only ca. 0.2 €uro a shot. But a 3 room apartment full of TOWS costs a fortune & they are not stored in Syria for years. p.s. Besieged towns in Syria… Read more »
Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

“only ca. 0.2 €uro a shot”
=> Life’s very cheap!
“But a 3 room apartment full of TOWS costs a fortune”
=> To my knowledge, ‘tmust be around 15k$ per missile and about 1.1-1.2M$ per launcher. Kornet must be about the same pricing (?)

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

A fortune and a half of capital that is not stored in Syria for years. The locals would squander it on enemy cars and infantry anyway. p.s Seen a video recently where they went with them after a group of 5 carrying shopping bags not military gear.

Floriangeyer
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Floriangeyer

Daeshbag, Have you had ‘pre post censoring of your comments ‘ ?

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

not, but some pages were unable to be commented.

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

My experience: Inform Admin by mail and You get help and answer within a day.

Adam
Guest
Adam

And the turks send weapons with turkish flag on it? Are you really stupid to believe it?

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

And some NATO countries send weapons with designation on it? =>p.s. They come from big dumps and nobody cares to remove stickers, stamps or flags. It is no national secret anyway. BTW. Only Lebanon and Turkey can be the source – according to my maps of Hama.

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux
All GCC make their weapon-shopping from NATO countries. It’s an open secret that most of the funding of the operation comes from KSA and Qatar. Turkey is also a VERY BIG arms builder, they’re probably in Top-5 or not far (6th? 7th?), thus, KSA even buys from… Russia or China when US refuse to sell them some gear (i.e. their ballistic missiles are DF-12 Dong Feng). Who produced the gear is irrelevant, hey, everybody has Kalashnikovs! What is important is who paid for this and who smuggled it… Anyway, only 1 person on 12 on Earth are armed, the problem… Read more »
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

Yes. Absolutely who pays is essential – only. The suppliers (except for very high quality gear like French planes or German tanks) are exchangeable. p.s. Yes 11 are not armed and they are likely abiding the law. So let us arm them. “The Lord of Peace”).

Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted

Not necessarily anything to do with Turkey. Anyone can pack things into bags with Turkey flag on it. I could do it in my living-room. But good job they got the equipment wherever it came from.

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

Who is going to pack into Turkish bags – but someone in Turkey? These bags with flags are not available in say Israel or Jordan. p.s. Sure You can pack in Your living room but You need bags from Turkey. Smirk. BTW. Only Lebanon and Turkey can be the source – according to my maps of Hama. Turkoman from Lebanon maybe?

Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted

You can probably buy them on eBay.

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

All armies have surplus so I mostly agree with you, Goingbrokes. Thus, it’s an open secret that the roaches received supplies from Turkey.
Hey, you can even buy Level-IV body armours and Mossad T-shirts from Tsahal surplus! Any idiot can disguise himself as an IDF, US, Brit, Russian, etc etc military, LOL!

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

Goingbrokes means the bags with flag. LOL. BTW: So we all agree: Lebanese Turkomans bought bags with Turko flag on ebay to send Western surplus gear acquired from Mossad via Tsahal surplus to fool us all. ROFL.

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

LOOOL! Thus, this is not logic : You can order directly from Tsahal surplus. The coolest being to buy a blue UN body armour so you fool everybody. Well, the bulletproof niqab too but even Morocco now bans niqab.
Now, they even sell keffiyehs! What you need to be incognito at your next PLO meeting :
comment image
ROFL!!!!
est338Lapua’s gonna be mad seing this, ROFL!
Note that I’m absolutely able to go to a vegan party wearing such T-shirt :
http://www.buckwear.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1000×1000/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/3/1302-foodpoops-adult-mens-hunting-t-shirt-art.jpg
Hey, “Je suis Charlie”, really!

wpDiscuz