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Iraq: Volunteer Forces Discover ISIL’s Longest Tunnel Near Fallujah

28 May 2016 9:59



The Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) discovered ISIL’s largest tunnel near the city of Fallujah in Anbar province in Western Iraq.

“The Iraqi volunteer forces found ISIL’s very long tunnel in the surrounding areas of a brick factory near Fallujah city which linked a large number of regions,” Adi al-Khadran, a Hashd al-Shaabi commander, said on Saturday.

Al-Khadran said that the ISIL had used the tunnel to approach and appear in the frontline in order to reduce its casualties.

On Friday, the Iraqi volunteer forces discovered another ISIL workshop used for making bombs and road mines near Fallujah.

“The workshop’s products were used by the ISIL terrorists in their attacks on civilians in the region,” a Hashd al-Shaabi commander told FNA.

He noted that the bomb-making workshop was discovered in al-Moamel region located to the Northeast of Fallujah city, and said, “The Iraqi volunteer forces entered the bomb-making workshop after killing the snipers guarding the place.”

On Thursday, the Iraqi Federal Police announced that the security forces have dismantled at least 37 improvised explosive devices in a key road to the Western city of Fallujah.

“The Iraqi Police Explosives Treatment Battalion and their allies are cleansing the road which links between the al-Ma’mal al-Azraq and the village of al-Lifiyah, Esat of Fallujah,” Iraqi Police Commander, Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a statement, Iraqi News reported.

He added that the battalion was able to dismantle 37 explosive devices in the key road leading to the city of Fallujah.

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