The US and Iraqi forces find a massive bunker network in Iraq’s western province of Anbar the size of three football fields long. I truly believe that most Americans are not even aware of the enormity of the weapons cache and extent to which Saddam had built such bunkers. Three football fields long?
U.S. and Iraqi forces searching Iraq’s western province of Anbar on Saturday uncovered a network of bunkers hidden in a vast underground quarry and equipped with air conditioning, food and a wide assortment of weapons, a Marine spokesman said.
The quarry, near the town of Karmah, was as long as three football fields and had been divided into rooms that apparently had housed insurgents, the spokesman, Capt. Jeffrey S. Pool, said in a statement.
Within the various rooms making up the facility, Iraqi security and coalition forces discovered four fully furnished living spaces, a kitchen with fresh food, two shower facilities and a working air conditioner,” Pool said.
The weapons stored in the facility included mortars, artillery shells and rockets, according to Pool, who said night-vision goggles and cell phones were also found.
One just wonders how many more such bunkers exist and what else is being hid in these elaborate bunker systems?