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Russian Specialists Remove All Mines in Historic Palmyra

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Russian Specialists Remove All Mines in Historic Palmyra

© Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

Russian experts have completed clearing Syria’s city of Palmyra of mines and explosives set by ISIS militants, the head of the Russian Army’s engineering unit, Yury Stavitsky, reported on Thursday.

In total, 2991 explosive devices, including 432 makeshift bombs, have been defused in the World Heritage site.

Since April 2, Russian engineers with the help of Uran-6 robots have cleared 234 hectares of land, 23 kilometers of roads and 10 architectural objects.

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