A series of tunnels used by Islamic State fighters near the city of Mosul collapsed, burying a mother dog and her puppies underneath the rubble, but a BBC News producer and Iraqi special forces managed to save the puppies from certain death.
The ongoing siege of the ISIS-held city of Mosul by Iraqi forces and U.S. troops has not given much occasion to heartwarming news. But a new video from Iraq shows that even in the midst of a hellish battlefield, there is at least some life emerging unscathed.
The BBC took footage of Joan Soley, senior producer, coming out of a tunnel with a basket of puppies and saying, “Oh, sweet babies.” Shortly after, the puppies were taken care of and then promptly left alone to encourage the mother to return to her litter.
The tunnels snaking from village to village frustrate attempts to take back Mosul, as areas thought to be liberated all of sudden begin teeming with ISIS fighters and snipers, who took shelter in them to dodge U.S. airstrikes.
ISIS tunnels have been used as weapons storage areas, living quarters and as bomb shelters.
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