20:48 GMT +317 December 2018
Listen Live
    Temple of Baal-Shamin in Palmyra, Syria

    Russian Bomb Squad Destroyed 108 Mines in Historical Part of Palmyra

    © Wikipedia/ Bernard Gagnon -
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    195

    The Russian mine-clearing group has demined four hectares in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian sappers have demined four hectares in the historical part of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, clearing a total of 108 explosive devices, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.

    "The specialists from the Russian mine-clearing group have started demining the infrastructure in Palmyra. In the past 24 hours, the Russian sappers have cleared four hectares in the historical part of the city, destroying 108 explosive devices," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

    Related:

    Russia to Submit Resolution on Palmyra Restoration to UNESCO in Few Days
    Russian Experts Ready to Bring Palmyra's Lost Treasures Back to Life
    Palmyra Can Be Restored Within Year With Funding – Chechnya Leader
    Tags:
    demining, bomb squad, Palmyra
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik