Search and destroy: what techniques are used by Russian sappers in Syria

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Soldiers of the International anti-mine centre of the Russian Armed forces in the spring of 2016 cleared the historical and residential parts of the Syrian Palmyra. Was purified 825 hectares, 79 km of roads and 8507 of various objects (buildings). It was discovered and defused 17 456 explosive objects, including 432 improvised explosive device.