Syrian security forces have discovered a network of underground tunnels and fortifications in the town of Teir Maalah in the northern part of the province of Homs, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency. The discovered network contained weapons and communication equipment, which had belonged to militants.
Militants operating in rural and urban areas actively use undeground tunnels to establish supply lines and to defend their depots and HQs from attacks by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Syrian Air Force. Especially wide underground network has been discovered in the Damascus region of Eastern Ghouta.
These tunnels often pose a security threat to locals and servicemen even in the liberated areas because they contain various weapons, IEDs and equipment abandonned by militants. Furthermore, cells of the terrorist group are capable of using these tunnels to prepare and carry out terrorist attacks.
Thus, security forces are actively working to uncover and destroy underground infrastructure established by militants.