US-backed fighters blow up, this morning, a tunnel packed with tons of high explosives under a governmental facility in the divided northern city of Aleppo.
The enormous explosion, filmed in camera from different angles, occurred around 7 a.m. this morning, leveling to the ground almost half the Traffic Department building, located in the government-held districts of the city, and seriously damaging the other half.
Three members of the security forces have been killed, 10 others missed under the rubble, according to initial reports
An informed source told Al Masdar News that the facility, run by the Ministry of Interior, provides accommodation for tens of its members.
“Luckily enough, the blast didn’t hit the accommodation sector. Most of the employees hadn’t arrived at the building when the explosion occurred”, the source added.
Anti-government militants have been using tunnels to sneak into Army bases and government-held facilities once ground invasion fails.
The deadly blast was coincided with heavy mortar shelling fired by Fateh Halab Operation Room around the municipal palace and Saadallah al-Jabiri square. 2 civilians were killed, 16 others wounded in the attack.