Aleppo Rebel Tunnel Blast Killed 38 Regime Forces

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Nearly 40 Syrian soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel under a government position in Aleppo city, a monitor said Friday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 38 members of government forces were killed in Thursday's blast, which brought down a building used by the regime in Aleppo's Old City.

The monitor had earlier reported a toll of 14.

A video posted online by the Thuwwar al-Sham rebel group purported to show the incident, with members of the force walking though a long tunnel and preparing barrels full of explosives.

"We are now inside the tunnel that will be detonated soon, God willing, the tunnel under the traffic branch building, which is an important headquarters for the Assad regime and its mercenaries," a rebel says in the video.

The footage then shows a massive blast leveling a multi-storey building, filmed from multiple angles.

A huge geyser of dirt and smoke shoots upwards from the scene of the blast, after which gunfire can be heard.

Aleppo was once Syria's economic powerhouse, but it has been ravaged by the conflict that began in March 2011.

The city has been roughly divided between government control in the west and rebel control in the east since shortly after fighting began there in mid-2012.

The east of the city has been under siege for the past two weeks, since government forces severed the only remaining supply route into rebel-held districts.

The government advance has raised fears for more than 200,000 people who remain in the east of the city, where food shortages and spiraling prices have already been reported.

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Thumb eagledawn 22 July 2016, 15:12

Good Riddance

Thumb justin 22 July 2016, 15:42

أعلنت #سرايا_المهام_الخاصة التابعة لـ #الجيش_السوري_الحر اغتيالها القيادي البارز في #ميليشيات_حزب_الله اللبناني #إسماعيل_أحمد_زهري قائد العمليات الميدانية في #القلمون الغربي في #سوريا .
وقالت "سرايا المهام الخاصة" في بيان صادر عنها إنها استهدفت سيارة القيادي البارز في #حزب_الله إسماعيل أحمد #زهري والذي كان مكلفا باحتلال #مزارع_رنكوس .
ويُعد زهري من مؤسسي ميليشيات حزب الله في ثمانينيات القرن الماضي.
من جانبها اعترفت ميليشيات "حزب الله" بمقتل زهري، لكنها قالت إنه قضى بعد صراع مع مرض عضال.

Thumb ice-man 22 July 2016, 16:44

How Sad.... How Awful..... Sheikh Zahri was a role model I looked up to growing up in La Jolla, California. My heart goes out to his family and friends in Iran. That is the price you pay for defending your country and flag.

Thumb barrymore 22 July 2016, 18:19

May he and his likes rot in eternal hell.