Syria Claims to Have Found Israeli Weapons in Homs
The authorities in the Syrian governorate of Homs have seized Israeli ammunition, the state news agency SANA reported on Monday.
According to the report, a Peugeot 404 car loaded with amounts of weapons including Israeli weapons, explosive devices, ammunition and stolen military uniforms was discovered.
A military source told SANA that while searching the car, the authorities found an Israeli-made machine gun, hand grenades, including an Israeli grenade and some explosive devices, two of which are set for radio controlled detonation. In addition to that, the source claimed, four explosive devices were also seized.
The source told the news agency that sophisticated communication devices, some automatic firearms, and large amounts of ammunition were found inside the car in addition to stolen military uniforms. He claimed the uniforms are used by the gunmen to commit their crimes and then accuse the army of doing them by filming them and sending the footage to the satellite channels.
The source added that pursuing operations of armed terrorist groups in Homs resulted in arresting a number of wanted people and that the investigations continue to reveal all parties involved.
There was no confirmation of these findings anywhere else.
The Syrian government has been cracking down on anti-regime protesters and has often blamed foreign forces for inciting the protests. The authorities have more than once claimed that “terrorists who threaten us” are the reason for the full mobilization of military forces in Syria.
Syria state television has even shown footage of ‘terrorists’ confessing to building bombs in order to attack civilians and Syrian forces. This report might be an attempt to blame Israel for being behind an attempt to overthrow President Bashar Assad.
On Monday, it was reported that Syrian forces had decapitated an 18-year-old girl from the city of Homs in an apparent attempt to pressure her activist brother to turn himself in.
More than 2,700 anti-regime protesters and activists have been killed in the brutal crackdown since March 15. The protesters recently appealed for international help against Assad’s forces.