Militants’ Underground Town Discovered by Syrian Army in Old City of Aleppo

Militants’ Underground Town Discovered by Syrian Army in Old City of Aleppo
Tue Dec 13, 2016 21:10:11

The Syrian army troops gained access to an advanced and interconnected network of underground tunnels that had been dug by terrorists in the Old Aleppo City district and below a holy religious site.

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"The vast tunnel was like an underground town with all the needed facilities, including electricity, water, bath, military operations room and well-equipped waiting halls," the Syrian army troops said.

The tunnel is around 500 meters long, around 2.5 to 3 meters high, and two meters wide.

Reports said the terrorists had dug the tunnel by utilizing state-of-the-art machinery.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Peace Coordination Center in Syria announced that the Syrian Army troops and popular forces have squeezed Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in an area no larger than 3 sq/km, after taking control of more than 98 percent of entire Eastern Aleppo.

"Over the past 24 hours, Syrian government forces have liberated 11 districts of Eastern Aleppo. Thus, the Syrian authorities have regained control of over 98 percent of Aleppo city," the Russian Center said in a statement, adding that "the area controlled by the militants in Eastern Aleppo does not exceed 3 square kilometers".

According to the recent reports, the government forces have doubled their attacks on the militant groups' positions since minutes ago.

The reports further added that the army men and popular forces have started large-scale offensives against Jeish al-Fatah positions to liberate the remaining militant-held neighborhoods and have managed to advance in the battlefields.

Reports said earlier today that the army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters continue to attack the last defense lines of Jeish al-Fatah terrorists near the newly-liberated districts of Bostan al-Qasr and al-Kelaseh, cornering militants in a very small area.

The pro-government forces started a large-scale offensive against the positions of the terrorists South of the districts of Bostan al-Qasr (Bustan al-Kaser) and al-Kelaseh and managed to advance against terrorists in the neighborhoods of al-Mashhad and al-Sukri, pushing terrorists back from their positions.

According to the latest reports, Jeish al-Fatah militants were defending their positions in the neighborhoods of al-Sukri, Zabdiyeh, al-Ansari and al-Mashhad whose fall would amount to the full liberation of Aleppo city.

In the meantime, fierce clashes were underway between the army soldiers and militants in the Southern parts of Seif al-Dowleh neighborhood and small parts of Salahuddin neighborhood.

A field source disclosed that the defense lines of the terrorists have completely collapsed and they are now able to resist against the government forces' strikes, saying the army men and Hezbollah will soon liberate theses remaining neighborhoods, FNA reported.

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