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Syria: Russian sappers given farewell ceremony by Aleppo residents01:27

Syria: Russian sappers given farewell ceremony by Aleppo residents

Syrian Arab Republic, Aleppo
February 20, 2017 at 11:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian bomb disposal teams were given a warm send off in Aleppo after a three-month-long mission to clear parts of the city of improvised explosive devices, according to footage released on Monday.

Residents and officials gathered for a small parade, where troops were given flowers and souvenirs by way of thanks. During their time in Aleppo, the departing sappers founded a bomb disposal training centre for their Syrian colleagues to learn the latest techniques, and how to use de-mining equipment.

The first group of specialists graduated from the centre last week, according to the Commander of the bomb disposal unit, Colonel Kamil Salemhanov. He said, "they received new skills in that time, they were trained, and the most important thing is that they were taught sapper skills."

Russian sappers will continue to be deployed to liberated parts of Aleppo to assist with making neighbourhoods safe from explosive devices. Reportedly, more than 36,000 explosives have been neutralised since the operation was launched.

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Russian bomb disposal teams were given a warm send off in Aleppo after a three-month-long mission to clear parts of the city of improvised explosive devices, according to footage released on Monday.

Residents and officials gathered for a small parade, where troops were given flowers and souvenirs by way of thanks. During their time in Aleppo, the departing sappers founded a bomb disposal training centre for their Syrian colleagues to learn the latest techniques, and how to use de-mining equipment.

The first group of specialists graduated from the centre last week, according to the Commander of the bomb disposal unit, Colonel Kamil Salemhanov. He said, "they received new skills in that time, they were trained, and the most important thing is that they were taught sapper skills."

Russian sappers will continue to be deployed to liberated parts of Aleppo to assist with making neighbourhoods safe from explosive devices. Reportedly, more than 36,000 explosives have been neutralised since the operation was launched.

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