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Syria: Damage caused by IS in Palmyra is 'substantial' - Governor of Homs Province02:00

Syria: Damage caused by IS in Palmyra is 'substantial' - Governor of Homs Province

Syrian Arab Republic, Palmyra
March 4, 2017 at 19:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

Governor of Homs Province Talal al-Barazi estimated damage caused by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the ancient city of Palmyra as "substantial," during an interview with RT, Saturday.

Barazi noted that the state of the infrastructure had been evaluated and that "there is substantial damage to communications, water, electricity and canalisation." He added that "when the Syrian sapper battalion completes the clearance operation and the destruction of the explosive devices installed by ISIS in the city, the immediate work on the restoration of public services will begin."

The governor also lauded the joint work of the Russian and Syrian sappers who perform the mine clearance operation in Palmyra, stressing that their work "provided the opportunity to preserve the historical monuments of the city."

Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that had been captured by IS in 2015, was liberated earlier on Thursday by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

Syria: Damage caused by IS in Palmyra is 'substantial' - Governor of Homs Province02:00
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Governor of Homs Province Talal al-Barazi estimated damage caused by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the ancient city of Palmyra as "substantial," during an interview with RT, Saturday.

Barazi noted that the state of the infrastructure had been evaluated and that "there is substantial damage to communications, water, electricity and canalisation." He added that "when the Syrian sapper battalion completes the clearance operation and the destruction of the explosive devices installed by ISIS in the city, the immediate work on the restoration of public services will begin."

The governor also lauded the joint work of the Russian and Syrian sappers who perform the mine clearance operation in Palmyra, stressing that their work "provided the opportunity to preserve the historical monuments of the city."

Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that had been captured by IS in 2015, was liberated earlier on Thursday by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

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