Israel: IDF reveals how it floods Hamas underground world with anti-tunnel tool

The IDF on Tuesday finally allowed the Israeli media to publish more comprehensive details about its anti-tunnel flooding project against Hamas in Gaza. The IDF said that the flooding tool is one of many for fighting Hamas’s tunnels, including also Read More …

Hidden tunnels, ambushes and explosives in walls: the Israel-Hamas war enters a precarious new phase

Tunnels and “mouseholes” in walls also allow for undetected movement between buildings. Hamas fighters expect they can emerge from these holes to attack Israeli soldiers before disappearing again. In addition, Hamas sappers have likely prepared many improvised explosive devices (IEDs) Read More …

Israel’s ‘Weasel’ commandos prepare for highly dangerous assault on Hamas underground defences

Israel’s military has developed a range of specialist tunnel fighters including killer drones and attack dogs to take on Hamas’s huge underground network. Officials on Tuesday revealed its forces attacked Hamas gunmen inside the vast tunnel network beneath the Palestinian Read More …

The Future of Warfare Lies Underground: How Armies Are Training to Fight in Caves, Tunnels, and Sewers

One of the oldest battlefields in the history of warfare is back. The U.S. Army recently took part in an underground training exercise, called Exercise Warrior Shield, in March earlier this year. Soldiers practiced subterranean warfare tactics at training facilities Read More …

Immediate Lessons from the Battle of Mosul

The largest conventional land battle since the capture of Baghdad in 2003 has been ongoing since October 2016. The purpose of this article is to provide Army a first-look on lessons identified from the advisors engaged in supporting our Iraqi Read More …