Syrian Army Finds Terrorists' Modern Equipment of European Origin.
The Syrian forces have also found banners and emblems of the oppositional Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo group, trained by US instructors at the al-Tanf training camp to form ‘The New Syrian Army,’ the ministry said, adding that thus the US was trying to impede the Syrian peace process by forming a pro-Daesh armed opposition that it would control itself.
“These facts show the involvement of the US in the training and formation of a US-controlled armed opposition created from the defeated pro-Daesh forces,” the ministry said.
The ministry noted further, citing refugees who had managed to flee the US-controlled al-Tanf zone that “the militants were planning a breakthrough operation in the nearest future.”
“The main aim of the terrorists is to conduct sabotage operations in the provinces of Damascus, Homs and Deir ez-Zor to draw the attention of the Syrian army that is conducting an operation against al-Nusra in the Idlib province,” the ministry said.
According to the ministry, Syrian military patrol killed five terrorists near al-Tanf deconfliction zone on January 24 and destroyed two gun-equipped vehicles.
“During patrolling the perimeter of the deconfliction zone in the At-Tanf area on January 24, Syrian military patrol detected a convoy of three vehicles belonging to militants and equipped with guns… as a result of the fight two vehicles were destroyed and five terrorists killed,” the statement read.