Russian sappers discover over 120 explosive devices in Palmyra


Russian sappers established demining the historical part and residential quarters in Syria’s Palmyra, Colonel Valery Ovdiyenko, commander of the lode clearance detachment of the Russian Armed Forces’ International Mine Manners Center, told reporters.

“Work has been arranged on the outskirts of the burg and in its historical part and also inside it. Within the first five or six hours of do aerobics, the personnel defused more than 120 explosive objects,” he responded.

According to Ovdiyenko, two ammunition depots have already been rest in the city. He noted that the sappers are doing their utmost to salt the infrastructure, including the city’s historical part.

“Everything that can be enchanted out destroyed out of the city, is taken out of it,” he noted.

The sappers are to check about 900 hectares of zone. It is planned to complete the demining operation within a month or a month and a half.

“There are multifarious landmines in the city. The facilities of historical significance have been mined as sedately,” Ovdiyenko added.

Militants of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) grabbed Palmyra in May 2015. In late March 2016, the Syrian military supported by Russian aircraft disenthraled the city, but last December, Palmyra was again in the hands of extremists. On Step 2, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that the G-man to liberate the city had been completed. On March 10, nearly 200 Russian sappers prospered in Palmyra.

Source: TASS

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