DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 10 P.M.) – The Syrian Army has uncovered the biggest tunnel used by Jaysh al-Islam rebel group in its stronghold of Douma after the city had completely fallen to the government troops.

The tunnel, located under the National Hospital with several branches, is supported by metal pillars and equipped with electricity, rooms, parking lots and all kinds of supplies.

The 15-meters deep tunnel took nearly 2 years to be completed, said one of Douma residents who accompanied the camera crew.

Huge quantities of weapons, underground artillery and workshops were discovered in the network of tunnels.

Last Saturday, the Syrian Army officially declared the city of Douma fully liberated  after the last batch of militants left to Syria’s north as per an evacuation deal with the Syrian government.


embed]

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 83
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    83
    Shares
ALSO READ  Jihadists in north Hama destroy two bridges to curb Army advance

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Floriangeyer
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Floriangeyer

This complex construction required well trained engineers to construct, especially as the Large Nation Hospital is on top . Such expertise is most unlikely to have been found amongst the ranks of the US backed Takfiri Killers and would explain some of the Western ‘experts’ who have been ‘captured’ by the SAA .

bucek
Member
Regular
Upvoted
bucek

Indeed, and probably wide enough to allow US Humwees in it. Might be one of the reasons why western so called powers cried out loud when SAA started East Ghouta cleansing. Were they planning to use it for a later raid on Damascus?

Floriangeyer
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Floriangeyer

Thats a good point as the US re-badged ISIS thugs were on the move from Al Tanf and they would have needed a firm base in Douma.

TheObserver
Guest
Regular
Upvoted
TheObserver

Agreed. In contrast to the Vietcong under pressure digging makeshift tunnels during the whole of the Vietnam War, it’s unlikely that jihadis with picks and shovels from the local neighbourhood hardware shop would have been able to construct that reinforced symmetrical arched-roof tunnels large enough for vehicles to pass through.
Still, when health and safety examine it and if it passes building regulations, the hospital above can use it for record storage and perhaps the morgue.

Member
Newbie
Commenter
Upvoted
Piero Panini

Maybe it can be a starting point for a future underground line Damascus-Douma!

You can call me AL
Guest
You can call me AL

You know something that is not a bad idea.

Simeun
Guest
Simeun

Does Damascus have and underground railway? If not, this is a good start 🙂

Amos Yee
Member
Regular
Upvoted
Amos Yee

White helmets!