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    According to Russian Defense Ministry, Russian sappers have demined 20 hectares in the historical part of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra in the past 24 hours.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian sappers have demined 20 hectares in the historical part of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra in the past 24 hours, clearing a total of 152 explosive devices, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

    "The specialists from the Russian mine-clearing group continued demining the ancient monuments and infrastructure in Palmyra. In the past 24 hours, the Russian sappers have cleared 20 hectares in the historical part of the city, including three hectares with the use of demining robots," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

    "A total of 152 explosive devices have been destroyed," the ministry said.

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