Syrian troops use an original method of dealing with snipers and fgihters of militant groups barricaded in buildings. They dig underground passages and blow up militants with buildings.
The Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard has published videos showing the work of sappers in Jobar, a municipality of the Syrian capital Damascus.
The Syrian soil is very dense and solid. This is why Syrian troops have to use hacks for making the tunnels. Tunnel vaults are very strong and they can’t collapse, This allows to not use pillars. The soil that was taken out should be raised to the surface, sometimes from a depth of 10 meters. Then explosives take its place.
The process of making underground passages is a hard work, but its efficiency is up to 100%.
Syrian sappers take a group photo on the background of the ruins, arrange a dinner party and dance in the new tunnels after every successful explosion.