GROZNY (Sputnik) — Syrian armed forces recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Daesh last week with air support of the Russian Aerospace Forces. During their 10-month control of the city, terrorists destroyed multiple ancient treasures and booby-trapped the ruins.
"If there is funding, the proper organization, responsible people, then it [Palmyra] will be restored in a year," Ramzan Kadyrov said.
On Sunday, Russian field engineers reached the outskirts of Syria’s ancient city Palmyra for a mine-clearing mission.
The Russian bomb squad set up a field camp near Palmyra late Saturday after travelling almost 200 miles from Russia’s Hmeymim airbase in Latakia with a convoy of 20 vehicles guarded by Russian attack helicopters.