Russian Sappers Demine over 2,000 Buildings in Aleppo's Newly-Freed Districts

Russian Sappers Demine over 2,000 Buildings in Aleppo's Newly-Freed Districts
Sat Dec 31, 2016 14:11:59

The Russian Defense Ministry announced in a statement on Saturday that the country's sappers have managed to defuse a large number of bombs and landmines planted by the terrorists of Jeish al-Fatah in over 2,000 buildings in the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city.

Alalam - Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry's statement said that an area as large as 1,072 hectares has been cleaned in the Russian sappers' mine clearance operation in the Eastern districts of Aleppo.

Over 2,000 buildings and over 400 kilometers of roads have been demined since December 5.

The statement added that more than 16,000 bombs have been defused in the operation. 

Also, Commander of Russia’s International Mine Action Center Ivan Gromov disclosed on Wednesday that a large volume of weapons, manufactured in the US, Germany and Bulgari, were discovered as Russian sappers were on a mine clearance mission in Eastern Aleppo,
"Ammunition and large-caliber arms together with rockets for Grad multiple launch systems have been found there.

The shells have been produced in Germany, the United States and Bulgaria," Gromov said.

The Russian combat engineers also found 122mm mortar shells, rockets for multiple launch rocket systems, hand grenades, grenade launchers and howitzer projectiles in one of the militants’ headquarters, the commander said, adding that the ammunition discovered there were in such a large quantity that they would be enough for a battalion, FNA reported.



string(372) "[{"id":"1904839","sort":"3693934","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/12/31/alalam_636187772011370818_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Over 1,100 ISIS Terrorists Killed Since Start of Turkey’s Syria Operation"} ,{"id":"1904894","sort":"3693935","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/12/31/alalam_636187829221785315_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"ISIS Cuts Off Water Supply to Syria’s Aleppo"} ]"