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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Syrian Arab Army troops continue to discover untold numbers of weapons in the recently liberated city of Al-Mayadeen. The weapons are of almost every type imaginable and appear to be in plentiful enough quantity to outfit an entire division.

In the words of the top commander for the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces, Suheil al-Hassan, “we [the Syrian Army] will need no less than six days to remove all the items that IS militants left behind [in Al-Mayadeen] before fleeing.”

The general’s words are by no means far-fetched as some 10 days after liberating Al-Mayadeen, Syrian troops in the city continue to discover new stockpiles of weapons.

Among the loot are assault rifles, medium and heavy machine guns, mortars and their ammunition, communication devices of various types, drones, heavy howitzers and dozens of armored personnel carriers and battle tanks.

Suheil al-Hassan has noted that some of the captured weapons belong to NATO member state nations such as United States, United Kingdom and Belgium and include, for example, a 155 mm howitzer of British design.

The capture of these weapons represents one of the greatest war loots ever achieved by any side of the war in Syria and is rivaled in regional terms perhaps only by the Islamic State’s capture of Mosul’s arsenals in June 2014 – some of those weapons now being in the hands of the Syrian Army following the Al-Mayadeen campaign.

 

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When the kind God gives he tears down the sky and given in plenty.

This is a blessing in disguise for the Syrian Army and for the Government at this time when the country is in much need of weapons to fight.

This huge stockpile of weapons will be very helpful in eliminating the Al Qaida / Nusra & FSA terrorists.

Daesh were so s**t scared to escape & run away from the onslaught of the Syrian Army that they did not have time to destroy these.

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Good for the use against the mercenaries of the masters those weapons came from that includes the so called “SDF”.

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To be fair to some Kurds, an earlier article here did have some of them state that they wouldn’t seek independence. And judging by the way the Turks are attacking from the north they would probably like a quick response from the Syrian regime and/or the Russians.

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Did you just call the elected government a regime?

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“…The capture of these weapons represents one of the greatest war loots ever achieved by any side of the war in Syria and is rivaled in regional terms perhaps only by the Islamic State’s capture of Mosul’s arsenals in June 2014 – some of those weapons now being in the hands of the Syrian Army following the Al-Mayadeen campaign….” The author is being generous about where ISIS got their weapons from. Now that the regime change effort has failed, the sponsors of ISIS as well of other jihadi groups in Iraq and Syria are probably thanking their lucky stars that… Read more »

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All this of course is why the US is doubling down on yet another failed war.

The US fears the enquiry of ‘from whom and how did ISIS /AlNusra gain their vast arsenal of weapons, ammunition and other tools of war ‘?

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They liberated Mayadeen two weeks ago and waited all of this time to cross the Euphrates river to reclaim the vital Omar gas and oil fields just 10km away across the thin stretch of water, giving enough time for the US/ISIS/SDF terror coalition to arrive there from 70km away and steal them from under the Syrian government forces’ nose and from the mouth of the Syrian people! I cannot understand this suicidal behaviour, really!

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Think about an ISIS fighter, what is the picture you see? A guy with a beard an AK 47 or a rocket launcher?
Check this vid, do not be in the middle of a drink because the video of the masses of weapons is truly amazing.

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This guy is an idiot. 99% of the weapons I see in that video are Russian-made, likely captured from the Syrian Army themselves after they fled from ISIS before the Russians arrived to help them. As far as a Jeep Grand Cherokee is concern, how stupid is his statement? You can buy an American vehicle anywhere in the world. The humvee was likely captured from the cowardly Iraqi Arab when they fled Mosul and other areas. The guy in the video is not accusing Russia of supporting ISIS even though 99% of the weapons he’s showing are Russian-made. But he’s… Read more »

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LOL You must have keen eyes to read what is stamped into the guns. They are most likely Russian designs made in South Eastern Europe / EU. Bought by US allies / US and shipped to Syria with certificates saying they are destined to some other Arab countries. That is an open secret that left a paper trail – in bills paid… for shipping and so on. The gear was allegedly bought to be distributed to so called moderates. The equipment comes via so called moderates one way or the other or is loot from the Iraq army e.g. Mosul.… Read more »

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You’re a clown.

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Nope – I did not vote You down but tried to inform You better. Ha ha.

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Thomas A Jackson, Dude, if you are writing intelligent information and some retard starts flaming you,…..NEVER RESPOND to the retard, you cannot change his mind AND if you do NOT respond, his stupid statements will stand out and everybody will see them as stupid.
Good luck.Keep posting

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DUDE ! -7 on the response meter! I have never seen that befor except for comments saying Trayvon Martin was guilty and the snowflakes began their progressive lying, and I learned, the more negative comments the more likely the story was true…
but that was about America and race relations, Not about Syria and all these intelligent international commenters….
(I am only a little bit sarcastic)