The first engineers from Russia arrived in Syria

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MOSCOW, December 3. /TASS/. The vanguard of the Russian military engineers arrived at the base Hamim and will soon start demining the liberated areas of Eastern Aleppo. This was reported to journalists the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

“To the airfield Hamim in the Syrian Arab Republic arrived the vanguard of the International anti-mine centre of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation. Soon military engineers will begin the task of humanitarian demining of the liberated Syrian army fighters from Eastern districts of the city of Aleppo”, – stated in the message Department.

The defense Ministry said that Syria profits the most prepared professionals with experience in such operations, including in Palmyra. The squad entered the canine unit.
“As the advanced detachment of the delivered by special engineering machinery and equipment”, – the Ministry added.

About the dispatch to Syria of the first group of sappers of the Ministry of defense announced on Friday night. In the General staff clarified that the clearance of Aleppo, will participate in a total of more than 200 soldiers and nearly 50 units of military and special equipment.
Earlier, the Russian bomb squad conducted an operation on mine clearance Palmyra, captured from the militants of the banned terrorist organization “Islamic state” in March. The military has cleared more than 2.5 thousand buildings and structures, finding and removing approximately 17.5 thousand explosive objects.