IRBIL, Iraq, The Iraq army has recently discovered several labs, for manufacturing explosives and a large network of underground tunnels, used by Daesh militants in Mosul, the Defence ministry said.
On a tip-off, Iraqi military intelligence forces were able to locate the abandoned labs and tunnels, while carrying out military operations, to liberate the Nineveh governorate from the terrorist group, the ministry said in a statement.
The forces found six labs that manufacture IED's (Improvised Explosive Devices), bombs, and mortar shells, in Kokjla city, in eastern Mosul, it said, adding that, all explosive items were made to target military brigades and innocent civilians, including internally displaced persons.
Daesh elements used the large tunnels as their hideout and shelter, and for their transportation and escape, the ministry added, noting that, all tunnels were equipped with electricity and other necessities.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK