Islamic State Tunnels Below Mosul Are a Hidden and Deadly Danger

(Washington Post) William Booth and Aaso Ameen Shwan - Villages recaptured from ISIS over the past three weeks by the Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi army forces on the road to Mosul have been honeycombed with tunnels, many of them booby-trapped. The extensive tunnels are allowing ISIS fighters to appear seemingly out of nowhere, attack, then retreat to the hidden bunkers. "There is a whole city underground where they are hiding," said Col. Falah al-Obaidi of the Iraqi counterterror forces. "Now it's hard to consider an area liberated because, though we control the surface, ISIS will appear from under the ground, like rats."

2016-11-07 00:00:00

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