The Syrian Army has seized an arms cache in the northern city of Aleppo as clashes continue between insurgents and government troops in the country’s largest city.
The weapons were captured on Tuesday in Aleppo’s Seif al-Dowla district.
The discovery comes while tens of armed men have been killed and a number of others arrested during clashes in different neighborhoods in the violence-hit commercial hub.
Meanwhile, another group of insurgents were killed as they were making an attempt to enter the city.
Syria has experienced violence since mid-March, 2011 and many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the unrest.
Damascus blames the chaos on outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists funded and instructed by elements outside the country.
There are reports indicating that a large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals.
On Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said increasing evidence on the ground shows Syrian insurgents are receiving “massive” amounts of Western-made arms through third countries.
Damascus has been blaming Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar for funding the insurgents and supplying them with weapons.