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Iraqi commander: ISIL using Israeli-made weapons in war against Iraq, Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi military commander disclosed that the weapons used by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in its war against both the governments of Syria and Iraq are Israeli-made.

“All weapons seized from the terrorists from 2006 onwards have been advanced weapons made in Israel,” Major General Fazel Al-Barvari, commander of Iraq’s Anti-Terrorism Golden Battalion, wrote on his Facebook page.

In June, the Syrian army discovered and seized a large cache of Israeli-made weapons and ammunition from Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Banias city of the Tartous governorate near the Lebanese borders.

The Syrian troops discovered the arms depot in al-Maydan district of Banias city arresting several armed rebels during the operations.

The security forces also confiscated several sniper rifles, thousands of bullets and forged documents as well as maps of Banias city from the armed rebels.

Syrian Special Forces seized weapons and ammunition in farmlands in Banias city and arrested an armed group in the countryside trying to flee to the Lebanese territories.

Earlier in 2013, the Syrian army discovered and seized Israeli-made missiles and weapons from armed rebels in Reef (outskirts of) al-Qusseir in Northwestern Syria.

“In army’s military operations and advancements in Reef al-Qusseir a large cache of weapons and missile ammunition, some of which are Israeli made, were seized (from the armed rebels),” the Arabic-language al-Ahad news website quoted an informed local source as saying today.

The source said that confiscation of such weapons shows the involvement of the Zionist regime in incidents which are happening in Syria and reveals the ties between the regime and opponents of the Syrian government.

In a similar development in December 2012, the Syrian army seized Israeli-made missiles and weapons from the armed rebels near the border with Jordan.

The army confiscated (from terrorists) Israeli-made LAV anti-tank missiles and several wireless equipment which were also made in Israel, Jahineh news website reported at the time.

The Syrian army also prevented the armed rebels from crossing into Syria via neighboring Jordan.

By Fars News Agency

 

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