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Russia: Bomb disposal team boards plane for Palmyra deployment01:54

Russia: Bomb disposal team boards plane for Palmyra deployment

Russian Federation, Chkalovsky
March 31, 2016 at 20:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Another group of Russian sappers arrived at Chkalovsky airfield on Thursday, bound for the Hmeymim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia, and thence for deployment to the newly recaptured Palmyra.

Upon arrival in Syria, the sappers will be transferred to Palmyra in order to assist with the mine clearance operation ongoing there. The Russian sapper units will use a robotic system called Uran-6 in order to clear Palmyra of mines.

The deployment comes after the Defence Ministry in Moscow said it will deploy "all necessary equipment" to assist in clearing Palmyra of improvised explosive devices before beginning restoration work of the city's ancient sites.

Palmyra was recaptured by the Syrian Arab Army on Sunday, but IS militants had mined a numbers of areas and buildings before retreating.

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Another group of Russian sappers arrived at Chkalovsky airfield on Thursday, bound for the Hmeymim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia, and thence for deployment to the newly recaptured Palmyra.

Upon arrival in Syria, the sappers will be transferred to Palmyra in order to assist with the mine clearance operation ongoing there. The Russian sapper units will use a robotic system called Uran-6 in order to clear Palmyra of mines.

The deployment comes after the Defence Ministry in Moscow said it will deploy "all necessary equipment" to assist in clearing Palmyra of improvised explosive devices before beginning restoration work of the city's ancient sites.

Palmyra was recaptured by the Syrian Arab Army on Sunday, but IS militants had mined a numbers of areas and buildings before retreating.

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