Syrian forces involved in a mopping-up operation in recently liberated areas of Eastern Ghouta have come across a large arms depot including weapons made in France.
The French-made weapons and ammunition were found during the military’s operations to sweep the towns of Modira and Mesraba of Western-backed militants.
According to Syrian Army reports, militants in Eastern Ghouta planned a chemical attack provocation to put blame on Damascus.
The discovery of a cache of French-made weapons comes following after a report that the Syrian Arab Army also found a terrorist workshop to manufacture chemical munitions in Eastern Ghouta.
Officials in Paris have made no secret of its weapons deliveries to Syrian ‘rebels’, with illicit deliveries continuing in 2012 despite a European embargo.
In a 2015 interview, then-President Francois Hollande admitted that France had delivered the weapons, saying that he was certain that they would end up in the right hands.
France provided the militants with small arms, rocket launchers, and anti-tank missiles. In addition to weapons, France has also supported rebel groups with cash and military advisors.
France has been at the front of the line of Western powers, with Macron accusing Damascus of using chemical weapons in its struggle against militants in Eastern Ghouta.
The Syrian government has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons, pointing out that their chemical agents were destroyed in 2014 as part of a deal brokered by Russia and the USA.
The Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has been under the control of a motley collection of an estimated 10.000 to 12.000 evil militants, including the al-Nusra Front since 2012.
The Syrian Arab Army began a major military operation, code-named ‘Damascus Steel’, last month in a bid to liberate the territory.
According to the latest estimates, the Syrian Army has now liberated well over half of the area, dividing the are under terrorist control into three pockets.
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