Russian is going to send a total of 175 military servicemen from the International Mine Action Center (IMAC) and 42 units of special equipment, including the modern Uran-6 mine-clearing robotic systems, to take part in the demining effort in Syria’s Deir Ezzor, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
An advanced detachment of the IMAC has already been deployed in Syria in order to take part in the opeartion in Deir Ezzor city.
“More than 40 specialists of the advanced detachment of the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Armed Forces, 7 special equipment units and a group of dog handlers with mine detection dogs have been redeployed to Syria’s Hmeymim airfield by military-transport planes,” the Russian military said. “The military servicemen will soon be sent to Deir ez-Zor’s [Deir Ezzor ]liberated areas for reconnaissance and assessment of the scope of the upcoming mine clearance operation.”
According to the ministry, the Russian servicemen will “demine roads leading to the city’s social infrastructure facilities, hospitals, schools, dwelling houses, water and power supply facilities and historical cultural monuments.”
Earlier, servicemen of the IMAC were involved in mine clearance operations in Palmyra and Aleppo cities.