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Syria: Russian sappers clear mines from east Aleppo school 02:01

Syria: Russian sappers clear mines from east Aleppo school

Syrian Arab Republic, Aleppo
December 13, 2016 at 08:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of Russian sappers performed a mine clearance operation in one of the schools in a liberated eastern district of Aleppo, on Tuesday.

According to the commander of the clearing detachment Major Ivan Gromov, the school was "a stronghold" for the militants "despite its big size".

Gromov remarked that it was used because "the school is connected with the children" and so the Syrian army would not attack militants there. He then added that "shelling schools and medical facilities, in my opinion, is inhumane".

The squad of the International Mine Action Centre of the Russian Armed Forces arrived at the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia on December 3. The group reportedly includes specialists that took part previously in the mine clearance of the Syrian city of Palmyra.

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A group of Russian sappers performed a mine clearance operation in one of the schools in a liberated eastern district of Aleppo, on Tuesday.

According to the commander of the clearing detachment Major Ivan Gromov, the school was "a stronghold" for the militants "despite its big size".

Gromov remarked that it was used because "the school is connected with the children" and so the Syrian army would not attack militants there. He then added that "shelling schools and medical facilities, in my opinion, is inhumane".

The squad of the International Mine Action Centre of the Russian Armed Forces arrived at the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia on December 3. The group reportedly includes specialists that took part previously in the mine clearance of the Syrian city of Palmyra.

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