Syrian Troops Destroy Underground Tunnels near Damascus

Syrian Troops Destroy Underground Tunnels near Damascus

DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – A network of connected underground tunnels dug by Takfiri terrorists was destroyed by the Syrian army in the neighborhood of Jobar on the eastern outskirts of Damascus.

According to Tasnim dispatches, Syrian troops launched a major attack against terrorists in an area in Jobar on Monday and managed to ruin a network of tunnels used by the militants to smuggle weapons and move their vehicles.

The Syrian forces identified the tunnels after closely watching the terrorists’ moves in the area. Large number of the terrorists buried under the rubble of the flattened passageways after they were blown up. 

Separately, the army discovered a 400-meter-long tunnel in Harasta, east of Damascus, used by the terrorists to launch attacks against civilian in the area.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.

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