Dozens of Nusra militants were killed when the Syrian Army detonated a tunnel under several building blocks used as a headquarter in Jobar suburb to the east of Syrian capital.
The well-entrenched blocks – which contain a command center, ammunition depot, clinic and garage – are located in the eastern part of the suburb near the highway linking Jobar to Zamalka.
“It took the army troops months to dig the tunnel deep behind the enemy lines. After the militants repeatedly attacked our positions and shelled the capital with mortars, we decided to blow up the tunnel”, a military source said.
“The blocks were initially used by Falyaq al-Rahman militants, who handed it over to Jabhet al-Nusra after the two factions struck an alliance against Jaish al-Islam”, he added.