The Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria have discovered a network of tunnels on the border with Turkey, which have been used by Islamic State (IS) to transfer weapons.
According to the YPG, the tunnels were discovered in Gre Spi, in the north of Syria’s Raqqa Province, on the border between Syrian Kurdistan and Turkey.
The Kurdish fighters said that they have information that several other tunnels exist in other border regions including the northern Syria border-town of Jarabulus in Aleppo Province.
A source from the YPG in Gre Spi told BasNews on Sunday that after a search operation in the area, they found the tunnels. The BasNews source said some of them were operational, while others were unfinished.
The tunnels begin on a nearby hill east of Gre Spi and go in the direction of the Turkish border. Inside the tunnels there are a number of rooms used as weapon bunkers.
The source revealed that each of the tunnels are 100m to 600m long and end in the Turkish border town of Akçakale in Şanlıurfa Province.
Other tunnels have been discovered west of Gre Spi.
The other tunnels have been seen by locals in the town of Jarabulus, which is currently under the control of IS. The tunnels connect the Syrian town to the Turkish town of Karkamış in Gaziantep Province, southeastern Turkey.