Sweida, SANA- Authorities and popular defense groups seized two cars packed with arms and ammunition in Sweida countryside on Tuesday.
A source in the province said in a statement to SANA’s correspondent that authorities foiled the smuggling of weapons and ammunition for terrorist groups after monitoring and tracking them.
The source explained that authorities seized during an ambush on Salkhad-al-Mneithra crossroad to the south of Sweida city a pickup truck loaded with large quantities of arms and ammunition and clashed with terrorists accompanying it, leaving some of them dead while the others were arrested.
The confiscated items included mortar shells, RPG launchers, machine gun rounds, chemical incendiary materials, and other materials for making explosives and hand grenades.
In a similar incident, popular defense groups seized a GMC car used by terrorist organizations which was packed with ammunition in the northeastern countryside of Sweida during an ambush at dawn to the east of Tarba village in the northeastern countryside of Sweida.
According to a source in the province, the contents of the car, which included charges and 122mm shells, were confiscated, and the driver was detained and turned over to the authorities for investigation.
Popular defense groups seized on August 10th a car loaded with weapons which included rockets, RPG launchers, mortar shells, landmines, light arms, and quantities of ammunition between al-Ofeineh and Habran villages in the southern countryside of Sweida.
Qabas/ Hazem Sabbagh