ISIL bomb factory and tunnels found near Mosul

 ISIL bomb factory and tunnels found near Mosul

Iraqi special forces east of Mosul probed a network of underground tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility in a village recently retaken from ISIL.

The special forces continued cleanup operations in the village of Tob Zawa. They found a tire shop that had been converted into a factory for making roadside bombs and attaching armour to vehicles.

They also found a tunnel equipped with fans and lights that ran from beneath a mosque out to a road. Iraqi forces have found extensive tunnelling networks in areas retaken from Daesh, which the militants used to elude US-led coalition warplanes. ISIL  has also rigged homes and other buildings with explosives to slow the troops’ advance, the Star reports.