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FSA Dig Tunnels in Aleppo
By Antonio-Pampliega
14 Jul 2014

Aleppo, Syria

FSA Rebels dig a tunnel in a secret location in Aleppo and then use it to blow up a key Syrian Army checkpoint. Ten fighters from Ahfad al-Morsalin Liwad brigade worked 24 hours/day for 22 days to dig the tunnel in order to be able to attack one of the most important Syrian Army checkpoints in Aleppo. The video features the rebels working in the tunnel and then blowing up the army checkpoint.

Interview 1:
“These are buildings that contain residents who are the snipers of the Iranian militias. It is all a military arsenal here, and that is why we are digging underneath it.”

Interview 2:
“The champions were able to control al-Tarraf checkpoint and to destroy the artillery there and here are the shells coming from al-Hamidiya towards the liberated checkpoint, and they were also able to destroy two tanks in al-Dahman checkpoint, we were able to kill some of the regime thugs and other were able to escape to nearby checkpoints."

Rebels walking in the tunnel
Rebels working in the tunnel
Rebels digging with shovels
Rebels places light
Rebels digging with machine
Rebel placing stones in a box
The platform with stones moves along the rails
A rebel works at the top of the tunnel
stones machine digging earth
A rebel talking in the tunnel
Tunnel Explosion
A rebel talking outside of the tunnel

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Tunnels of Aleppo
By Antonio-Pampliega
11 Jul 2014

May 29-June 2, 2014
Aleppo, Syria

FSA Fighters dig a tunnel in a secret location in Aleppo and then use it to blow up a key Syrian Army checkpoint. Ten fighters from Ahfad al-Morsalin Liwad brigade worked 24 hours per day, for 22 days to dig the tunnel. The tunnel was then used to attack one of the most important Syrian Army checkpoints in Aleppo. These photos show the digging process and the moment of the attack on the Syrian Army checkpoint.

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Xanti Mortu
By Andrea Falletta
07 Aug 2013

One of the mine's tunnels dug at a depth of 450 meters below the sea level. 30 km of tunnels were built in the mine.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

The water necessities "ordered" two century's ago islanders to open tunnels deep inside the volcanic island.

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The Pilgrimage (7 of 29)
Lalibela, Ethiopia
By Leyland Cecco
29 Dec 2012

In the 1500s, King Lalibela had 11 churches hewn from a 'mother rock' in order to create a holy place underground safe for pilgrims to worship and evade detection. The result was so captivating that the first European to enter the site wrote "I am weary of writing more about these buildings, because it seems to me that I shall not be believed if I write more." Lalibela's vision ensured continued worship for hundreds of years, with masses of the pious still congregating each Christmas. Lalibela, Ethiopia. December 2012.

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The Pilgrimage (6 of 29)
Lalibela, Ethiopia
By Leyland Cecco
29 Dec 2012

Narrow tunnels underneath the churches and within the mountain connect the churches, and as the number of pilgrims swell dramatically with Christmas approaching, the passages become an increasingly tight traverse. Stories of long treks echo off the cool stone, with one pilgrim sharing a story of his group's barefoot journey of more than 8 days in order to reach Lalibela. As so many villages are within reach, more than 60,000 pilgrims descend on the churches each Christmas. Bet Giyorgis is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for one of the oldest Christian sects in the world, the Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. Lalibela, Ethiopia. December 2012.

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Sinai Collection August 2012
Rafah, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
12 Aug 2012

Collection of videos from ongoing events in the Sinai, Egypt. Starting with coverage about the 16 border guards killed, reactions of the Egyptian military, President Morsi, people of the region, and Gaza, as well as events that followed.

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Editor's Picks for 10 Aug 2012
Sinai, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
10 Aug 2012

Video Footage from the Sinai showing tunnels and the Egyptian military heading to seal them off.

Photo collection from the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, showing refugee families from Syria.

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Egypt Military Sends Heavy Equipment ...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
08 Aug 2012

Egypt’s army started on Thursday, August 9, sending heavy equipment on large trucks to Rafah, North Sinai, to start sealing off the smuggling tunnels between Egypt’s Rafah and the besieged Gaza Strip.

The move comes in reaction to the recent bloody attacks by gunmen that killed 16 army soldiers and injured at least seven.

The trucks were loaded with armored vehicles, rock drillers, tractors, cranes and other heavy equipment to be used for sealing off the smuggling tunnels.

Security sources at Rafah Border Crossing said that the military forces would continue sealing off those tunnels in the coming few days, stressing that they posed a constant threat to Egypt’s national security.

Security officials also said that there were about 1,200 smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza Strip, and the giant equipment that were brought in would be used for sealing them off.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCSS
Shooting Dateline: August 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Rafah, North Sinai, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 9, 2012
Length: 0:01:39
Video Size: 81.4 MB
Language: Arabic
Organized by:
Camera: VCS

1. Various shots of large trucks transferring armored vehicles with army soldiers on the top of them
2. Various shots of armored vehicles touring the main roads in North of Sinai
3. Various shots of large trucks heading to the North of Sinai while transferring armored vehicles
4. Various shots of trucks carrying heaving equipment, brought to begin sealing off the smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip

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Gold rush in the heart of Mozambique ...
Manica, Mozambique
By palyizsofi
24 Jan 2011

They are washing the soil, day and night, hoping that it hides gold. Seventy to eighty percent of all prospectors arrive illegally from the neighboring country of Zimbabwe. The nuggets, belonging to the state, end up in the hands of Nigerian, Somalian, Zimbabwean, Israeli and Lebanese merchants. The state is left with the ground and river water no more suitable for drinking nor watering, along with the treatment of the gold diggers' damaged health. Gold rush in Manica, in the heart of Mozambique.

They are digging at a depth of 15 to 20 meters under the ground, in an extensive tunnel system.

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Illegal Gold Mines Indonesia
Banyuwangi, Indonesia
By Jeffrey Bright
13 Jan 2011

Fellow gold miner Supar accompanies Ali as he enters the tunnel.