Iraqi Federal Police forces on Saturday ran into more underground tunnels dug by Islamic State militants in Mosul, continuing operations to comb the city for group vestiges.
The service’s chief, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said a network of underground tunnels was discovered south of the Old City, the medieval neighborhood from which Islamic State declared its self-styled “caliphate” in Iraq in 2014.
He also said the forces seized a stash of projectiles belonging to the group.
Iraqi government forces continue to comb Mosul for hidden Islamic State cells since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi officially declared that the city became under troops’ control early July. Islamic State members have launched intermittent attacks against security forces and civilians over the past few weeks.