The Islamic Front uses underground tunnels to attack enemy positions from below in Aleppo: http://t.co/bzOr2mim6m pic.twitter.com/L8s62o2scn
— VICE News (@vicenews) September 26, 2014
Chemical warfare in Syria? The Romans experienced it first in Syria. Tunnels? That too.
PhDiva: The Siege of Dura Europos, AD 256 (Updated):
Death in the Dark, Blood in the Streets: New Insights into the Siege and Fall of Dura-Europos
Simon James, University of Leicester
Around A.D. 254, anticipating renewed invasion of Syria by the Sasanians, the Roman garrison of Dura-Europos massively strengthened the city’s defences, intending to hold it at all costs. The Sasanian attack came c. 256, in a ferocious siege known entirely through archaeology: no historical account survives. This involved the full range of known siege techniques, including artillery, an assault ramp, mines, and countermines.
PhDiva: The Evidence for Roman Chain Mail
I know every keeps talking about ISIS being Medieval or worse that we should go all Medieval on them ... but the Romans did it first, and frankly going back to them would be preferable.