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Seek and destroy: Russian sappers demine Aleppo

Russian military officials have published footage of demining operations in the citadel of Aleppo, the historic heart of the Syrian city.
By Nikolai Litovkin, Anastasiya Karagodina, RBTH

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Combat activity in the “old town” destroyed about 30% of the buildings listed as UNESCO heritage sites.

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The Russian Ministry of Defense reports that since the liberation of Aleppo Russian sappers have demined around 2,000 hectares of land, 680 km of urban roads and in the order of 3,300 buildings inside the city.

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The military located and defused over 13,000 improvised explosive devices laid by Islamic State militants in Aleppo’s residential and historic districts.

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The army engineers used portable Korshun contactless explosive device detectors and RVM-2M radio-wave mine detectors.

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The sappers were protected by military police units from the Chechen Republic, which are also tasked with overseeing public order and escorting humanitarian aid to affected residents of the city during the transition period.

February 3, 2017
Tags: Aleppo, army, multimedia

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