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Syrian army captures drone in Quneitra near Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Syrian government forces have captured and dismantled an unmanned aerial vehicle rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

As Reported by Qods News Agency (Qodsna)  A field source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Syria's official news agency SANA that provincial authorities intercepted and shot down the drone as it was flying in the skies over Arnah village on Saturday afternoon.


#عاجل ||#سانا
مراسل سانا : الجهات المختصة تفکک طائرة مسیرة محملة بقنابل عنقودیة تمت السیطرة علیها وإسقاطها فی أجواء #جبل_الشیخ بریف #القنیطرة الشمالی

— سانا عاجل (@SanaAjel) September 21, 2019

The source added the aircraft had been laden with cluster bombs and Composition C-4 high-velocity military plastic explosives to prevent it from being taken to pieces, but competent engineering units managed to dismantle it.


The incident came two days after another drone was intercepted and destroyed over Aqrabah suburb near the capital Damascus.


There was no claim of responsibility for the drone incident on Thursday.


Syrian forces find Israeli-made weapons in ex-militant redoubt


Separately, Syrian government forces have carried out a string of clean-up operations in Quneitra province, discovering a substantial amount of Israeli-made munitions and medical supplies from a former stronghold of foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists.


An unnamed military source told SANA that Syrian soldiers launched operations in the outskirts of Quneitra on Saturday to clear the area of hidden explosive devices and ordnance left behind by the militants.



The source added that the weapons included machine guns, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launchers and assault rifles besides telecommunication devices, food supplies and medicine.

#عاجل ||#سانا#مراسل_سانا: الجهات المختصة تعثر على أسلحة وذخیرة وأدویة ومواد غذائیة وآلیات إسرائیلیة الصنع فی #قریة-بریقة بریف #القنیطرة الجنوبی

— سانا عاجل (@SanaAjel) September 21, 2019

Back in June, Syrian army soldiers discovered a substantial amount of munitions, some of them US-built, from a former militant position when they mounted operations on the outskirts of the town of Jubata al-Khashab in Quneitra province.


Syrian government forces have discovered US-made munitions at a militant arms depot in the country’s southwestern province of Quneitra.


An unnamed military source said the weapons were hidden inside two underground tunnels dug by terrorists, which included artillery rounds, rockets, night-vision devices, American BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles as well as various types of machine guns.


Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.


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