Aleppo rebel tunnel blast killed 38 regime forces: monitor

Smoke billows following a reported strike by pro-Syrian government forces in Aleppo on July 12, 2016Nearly 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. 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.

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