Bombs planted over 180 hectares in Palmyra: Russian defense ministry

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 ISIS terrorists planted bombs over a territory of 180 hectares in Palmyra, but the Russian side “does not exclude that with the start of demining [over this territory] this data will be corrected to reflect an increase,” Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

Bombs planted over 180 hectares in Palmyra: Russian defense ministry

The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman informed that the Russian specialists examined about 20 hectares of land in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on the first day of demining work.

In total, terrorists planted bombs over a territory of 180 hectares in Palmyra, but the Russian side “does not exclude that with the start of demining [over this territory] this data will be corrected to reflect an increase,” Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

The Syrian army  backed by Russian Aerospace Defense Forces and its allies fully liberated Palmyra, which was under the control of the ISIS terrorist group since May 2015.

A truce agreement was negotiated by Russia and the United States regarding Syrian conflict although many analysts suggested that the Washington had been supporting terrorists fighting against the Syrian government forces.

Nevertheless, the Arab country is currently observing an agreement for the cessation of hostilities which entered into force on February 27. The agreement stipulates the cessation of all military hostilities in Syria, except for the operations against ISIS terrorist group and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front militants. From the middle of the March, Russia has been partially withdrawing troops and warplanes from Syria to make an end to the Syrian crisis.

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  • Ole Johansen

    Any IS member, affiliate or supporter should be shot at sight. And their families sent to Turkey, their very own ISIS homeland. Please bomb harder Russia. Don’t forget the Bumblebee.