December 2, 2013
Syrian army says it found Israeli-made weapons in Homs.
Israeli-made arsenal has been found by Syrian army during anti-terrorist operations in Syria’s Homs province, state media has reported.
A military source told the Syrian news agency SANA on Sunday that Israeli weaponry — including missiles — were seized in an operation in the central city of Tadmur in Homs province.
Israel has been one of the main supporters of the war in Syria.
On Saturday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad said Israel, along with the United States and Saudi Arabia are running a center in Jordan which leads plots against Syria.
Elsewhere, government forces killed several Saudi militants in the strategic region of Qalamun.
In recent days, the army has gained the upper hand in the weeks-long battle in the area, which had been used as a base for militant operations around Damascus.
On Saturday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad said Israel and Saudi Arabia had set up a new joint command in Jordan to oversee the operations of militants.
A recent British defense study showed that about 100,000 militants, fragmented into 1,000 groups, are fighting in Syria against the government and people.
The extracts of the study by defense consultancy IHS Jane’s were published on September 16.
IHS Jane’s estimates that some 10,000 militants are fighting for groups affiliated with al-Qaeda such as al-Nusra Front and the rest fight for different militant groups.