Russian sappers start clearing eastern Aleppo from mines



MOSCOW, December 7. /TASS/. Bomb disposal specialists from Russia’s international mine-clearing center have started combing the eastern part of Syria’s Aleppo to clear it of mines and unexploded ordnance, the Rossiya-24 round-the-clock television news channel said.

The commander of the mine-clearing group, Ivan Gromov, told the channel in an interview multi-storey buildings in the area were many, so the operation will be very time-consuming.

“We spend much time on examining every tiny wire, because the effects of touching it are anyone’s guess,” he explained.

The TV channel also showed Russian bomb disposal specialists in action using specially trained dogs. According to the report, the militants planted mostly makeshift bombs all over the city.

The first group of Russian sappers arrived at Hmeymim airbase in Syria on December 3. The Defense Ministry said it was sending the most experienced specialists with a previous experience of such operations, including those held…

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