Iraqi forces tour remains of ISIL bomb factory near Mosul

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Iraqi forces tour remains of ISIL bomb factory near Mosul

As the Iraqi army continues its operations in Mosul, ISIL’s last stronghold in Iraq, the scale of the extremist group’s capabilities is becoming clearer.

CCTV America’s Jack Barton was given an exclusive tour of what appears to be one of ISIL’s largest bomb factories.

Iraqi forces tour remains of ISIL bomb factory near Mosul

Iraqi forces tour remains of ISIL bomb factory near Mosul

As the Iraqi army continues its operations in Mosul, ISIL's last stronghold in Iraq, the scale of the extremist group's capabilities is becoming clearer. CCTV America's Jack Barton was given an exclusive tour of what appears to be one of ISIL's largest bomb factories.

Clearing houses on the edge of Mosul, men from an Iraqi artillery division discovered a few homemade ISIL rockets and mortars.

Every single room in this large warehouse yard is a different step on an assembly line geared to mass-produce mortars that I’m told that have a range of six kilometers.

Room after room, from tail fin assembly to the paint shop. A box of fuses to be screwed into the tips of the bombs.

The men who found it said they’ve never seen anything like it.

Mortars along with snipers and suicide vehicles are a key component of ISIL’s defense arsenal in Mosul.

One arms factory neutralized. But the soldiers here have no doubt there are more ahead.

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