Russia to comb Syria off mines left over by ISIS terrorists


September 11th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– – – translated by Samer Hussein – 


The Russian Defense Ministry announced today that the group of its demining experts will participate in the Russian military operations, aimed at combing the neighborhoods recently retrieved from ISIS terrorists in Deir Ez Zour city. 

In a statement, published on its website, the Ministry said at least 40 Russian experts from the International Mine Action Center will head to Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in Syria’s Lattakia province, in addition to provide 7 pieces of specialized equipment, as well as a group of experts accompanied by sniffer dogs.

The Ministry also said it would increase its demining efforts throughout Syria by sending in 175 experts from the International Mine Action Center and 42 pieces of specialized equipment, including Uran-6 Mine-Clearing Robots, noting that the operation will primarily be focused on the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ez Zour.

The Ministry pointed out that the work will be focused on the removal of mines from the roads leading to the city center and infrastructure facilities such as hospitals, schools, residential buildings and facilities that supply Deir Ez Zour city with electricity, water and energy, as well as cultural sites. 

During the past few days, the Syrian Army managed to open several roads leading towards the city of Deir Ez Zour, after lifting a siege that has been imposed by ISIS since 2014. 

Yesterday, Syrian forces also managed to secure the road linking the town of Sukhneh in Palmyra countryside with Deir Ez Zour city.

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