Last Update 23:7
Sunday, 25 August 2019

Russia to start clearing Palmyra of mines this week

AP , Monday 28 Mar 2016
Share/Bookmark
Views: 946
Share/Bookmark
Views: 946

Russia will be sending troops and equipment later this week to demine the archaeological site in the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra which was recaptured from Islamic State group militants (IS) last week.

Russian news agencies on Monday quoted Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the General Staff, as saying that Russia will be sending troops, robots and demining equipment in the next few days.

The recapture of Palmyra by Syrian troops under the cover of Russian airstrikes was an important victory over IS group extremists who waged a 10-month reign of terror there. It was the first major defeat for the group since an international agreement to battle terrorism in the fractured nation took effect last year.

President Vladimir Putin earlier this month ordered the bulk of Russian forces in Syria to withdraw.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.