Military engineers of Russia and Syria blew up the former underground shelter of the terrorist group "Jabhat al-Nusra"
Russian and Syrian military engineers blew up the former underground shelter of the terrorist group "Jabhat al-Nusra", filling the entrances to the cave.
This shelter, carved in stone, was used as a terrorist command post during the war. Before entering the cave, the sappers carefully checked it for the presence of mines that the militants left in large numbers during the retreat.
After the inspection, it was decided to block the entrances to the cave so that the militants, who are still active in the region, could not use it for guerrilla warfare. Now access to the shelter is littered with boulders weighing tens of tons.
To perform this task, military engineers installed two charges at once, and they used not only army explosives, but also foreign-made ammunition captured from the militants and improvised explosive devices.
According to the military, the militant commanders were very well protected in this shelter. The multi-meter high stone ceiling withstood artillery fire and even air bombs. It was possible to dislodge the terrorists from the underground citadel only with the help of a ground operation.