08:41 GMT01 December 2020
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    Daesh terrorists were building a new type of explosive devices in Syria’s occupied Palmyra, a Russian general told reporters on Thursday.

    PALMYRA (Sputnik) — He told journalists in Palmyra that the find had a "serious" explosive power. Russian engineers are studying the devices. Samples of explosive substance in them were sent to labs in Russia, the general said.

    "Terrorist groups have some well-trained engineers. I know that they organized production of improvised explosive devices. Eight explosive belts operating in a totally new way have been recovered," Lt. Gen. Yuri Stavitsky said.

    Armed forces also found mines in the freed Syrian city of Palmyra that were made in the United States, Italy, China, and Russia.

    Palmyra, a 2,000-year world heritage site, was recaptured in March from the IS (banned in Russia) by Syrian forces, with the help from the Russian Aerospace Forces. IS militants had it under their control for almost a year, destroying and looting ancient treasures.

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