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Tunnel Network Used by ISIS Uncovered in Iraq

Network of tunnels used by ISIS were found in Sinjar, Iraq, after the Kurdish fighters took back control of the town.

. Debris lies near a tunnel used by Islamic State militants in the town of Sinjar, Iraq on Dec. 1, 2015.

Iraqi Peshmerga fighters regained control of Sinjar, a strategic town that had been held by ISIS for over a year, in early November, 2015. "We found between 30 and 40 tunnels inside Sinjar," a Peshmerga commander Shamo Eado told the Associated Press.

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. The entrance to a tunnel that was used by the Islamic State militants in Sinjar, Iraq on Dec. 1.

Sinjar is important because it’s close to Highway 47, which has been one of the most active supply lines for ISIS.

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. The network of tunnels built by Islamic State militants are complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and are fortified with sandbags. Photo was taken on Dec.1.

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. A fan sits inside one of the tunnels in Sinjar, Iraq on Dec. 1.

Read: ISIS Dug Network of Tunnels Under Conquered Iraqi City of Sinjar

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. Inside one of the tunnels used by ISIS that were uncovered by Kurdish fighters in Sinjar, Iraq on Dec. 1.

Video: Follow Peshmerga Soldier Through ISIS Tunnels Beneath Sinjar

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. A member of the Peshmerga forces inspects a tunnel used by Islamic State militants in Sinjar.

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