The Syrian government forces detected and destroyed several tunnels used by the militants to move across Eastern Ghouta, military sources said Friday.
“The Syrian Army seized a net of tunnels used by Takfiri terrorists in the battlefields of Eastern part of Damascus,” the sources said, adding, “The Syrian soldiers and Hezbollah fighter, who captured several villages from the extremist of Faylaq al-Rahman and Jeish al-Fustat on Thursday, unearthed a large network of tunnels that stretched from the villages of Sheba’a to Deir al-Assafir.”
“These tunnels were heavily stocked with assault rifles, ammunition, mortar shells, missiles, maps, Saudi produced food, first aid kits, telecommunication devices, entertainment equipment, and educational pamphlets,” they added.
Also on Wednesday, the Syrian army units blew up a tunnel dug by the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in the suburb of the capital Damascus, killing the entire militants inside.
The 400-meter-long tunnel, dug in Qudsiyeh Damascus’ suburb by al-Nusra terrorists, was detonated by the Syrian army.
Detonation of the tunnel inflicted major losses on the terrorists.
The tunnel enjoyed a storage room, ventilation pipes and other necessary equipment.