Syria: Russian Engineers Demined 8,500 Buildings in Palmyra

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Syria: Russian Engineers Demined 8,500 Buildings in Palmyra

Russian sappers have cleared of mines and ammunition 8,500 buildings and facilities in Syria’s Palmyra, chief of the engineer troops of the Russian Armed Forces Yuri Stavitsky told reporters on May 5.

Following mine clearing in the historic part of Palmyra, the Russian sappers are demining of the city’s residential areas.

“In total, we have cleared of mines 825 hectares in the city, 8,500 buildings and facilities, found and defused about 18,000 explosive objects,” Stavitsky said.

Sercivemen of the Russian international mine-clearing center have spent the past week training Syrian engineers to use Russian protective gear and instruments to search for explosive devices.

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