Huge Quantities of Weapons Found by Israelis in Secret Syrian Depots

Israeli officials reported today that the southern slopes of the Mount Hermon in occupied Syrian territory were found to contain secret arms and munitions stores. The hidden munitions cache appeared to contain huge quantities of various types of weapons and ammunition.

Many Arab inhabitants of the area who fled during the hostilities on the final day of the war last week were returning to their homes where, as in Kuneitra, water, electricity and food supplies had been restored to normal by Israeli military officials. Many hungry Syrian soldiers were surrendering to Israelis.

Special squads of the Israeli engineering corps were assigned to the task of salvaging the many tanks, artillery pieces and other Syrian armored pieces abandoned by the Syrians in their retreat. Many Russian-built T-34 tanks were captured intact, some with their engines still running. They were seized before they could be ordered into action.

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