HMEIMIM (Sputnik) — Russian sappers have cleared 33 hectares of the territory in and around the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor in the past 24 hours, destroying more than 960 explosives, Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian reconciliation reported on Thursday.
"In the past 24 hours, 33 hectares of the territory of the city and its suburbs, six kilometers of roads, and 35 buildings were demined, 963 explosives were discovered and destroyed," the center said in a statement.
The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed over 650 targets of various terrorist groups in Syria in the past week, according to an infographics report by the Russian Defense Ministry.
The report, posted on the website of the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper, the official publication of the Defense Ministry, says the Russian combat planes operating in Syria have carried out more than 360 sorties during this period.
By mid-October, the Russian campaign in Syria had resulted in more than 92 percent of the country's territory being liberated from terrorists.