0331 GMT February 18, 2020
An unnamed military source told Syria’s official news agency SANA that Syrian soldiers launched the operations in the town of Jubata al-Khashab to clear the area of hidden explosive devices and ordnance left behind by the militants.
The source added that the weapons were hidden inside dens dug by terrorists underground, and included anti-tank missiles, mortar launchers, assault rifles, various types of machine guns and landmines in addition to a large number of protective masks and satellite communication devices, Presstv Reported.
Syrian troops also discovered large stocks of Israeli- and Western-made medicine and medical equipment for surgical operations.
Separately, Syrian army units foiled attempts by terrorist groups to infiltrate and attack military posts in the country's west-central province of Hama.
Syrian soldiers conducted concentrated strikes against positions of the so-called Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria Salafist terrorist group in the villages of al-Mashik, Tal Wassit and al-Ziyarah, killing and injuring a number of the terrorists in the process.
Militant hideouts, their fortified positions and a number of launchers, which Takfiri terrorists had been using in their attacks against army positions, were also destroyed.
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 wreaking havoc in the country.