Syrian soldiers man a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Karama area in the central city of Homs on May 2, 2012. Syrian soldiers man a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Karama area in the central city of Homs on May 2, 2012.

Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:15AM GMT

The Syrian army says it has confiscated a number of Israeli-made missiles, which were in the possession of foreign-backed militants.

A military source told the Syrian news agency SANA that the seizure was made in the countryside of the southwestern city of Dara’a on Thursday.

It says Syrian troops seized a militant vehicle loaded with large weapons and ammunition, including at least four Israeli-made missiles.

This is not the first time that government troops have made such a seizure.

Media sources have in the past showed arms with Hebrew inscriptions, which they said originated from Israel.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

In a recent statement, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said the number of Syrian refugees, who have fled the country’s 29-month-long conflict, reached two million.