Russian demining experts dismantled over 1500 IEDs left behind by ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor, Russian Defense Ministry said.
In statement on Friday, the Ministry said “Experts from the International Mine Action Center are currently operating on roads, roadsides, and in buildings near Deir ez-Zor in order to ensure safe passage of humanitarian convoys sent to the city”.
“Some 1,000 explosives including 100 improvised ones have been unearthed and eliminated,” the statement says.
The experts are using the latest IMP-S2 mine detectors, INVU-3M portable non-contact explosive detectors, OKO-2 radar subsurface sounding devices. The clearing detachment is equipped with the latest BTR-82AM APCs and Typhoon and Rys armored vehicles, in addition to the Uran-6 multi-functional mine-clearing robot, the ministry noted.
“A contingent of over 170 personnel of Russia’s International Mine Action Center, 40 special-purpose and engineering vehicles, and 10 mine-sweeping teams has been deployed to Syria,” the ministry said.
Over the first few days of their work in Deir Ezzor, the Russian demining experts dismantled more than 1500 “explosive objects”, including a hundred improvised explosive devices, demining 8 kilometers (5 miles) of roads and 3 hectares of land, according to the statement.
A 'surgical strike' by Russian military forces in Syria eliminated five commanders of terrorists who attacked a Russian military police patrol September 18. Some 32 terrorists were also eliminated in the attack which was masterminded by the Jabhat al-Nusra, terror group,
The Russian Army has erected a MARM small motorway panel bridge across the Euphrates River few kilometres away from Deir ez-Zor in northeastern Syria amidst shelling by Islamic State (IS) terrorists. The panel bridge was erected in less than two days under continuous shelling, Head of the Russian Defense Ministrys Road Service Vladimir Burovtsev was quoted as saying by
A Russian Armed Forces demining unit has been dispatched along with Uran-6 mine-clearing robotic systems to Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported Monday. "More than 40 specialists of the advanced detachment of the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Armed Forces, 7 special equipment units and a group of dog handlers with mine detection dogs have been redeployed to Syrias Hmeymim airfield by military-transport planes,"
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Russian Su-34 aircraft dropped a massive ordnance bomb to destroy an underground ammunition depot in Syria where the Jabhat al-Nusra terror group had stored weapons and ammunition including tube and missile artillery. "The Russian Aerospace Force has destroyed the largest underground arsenal of Jabhat al-Nusra near the community of Abu al-Duhur where terrorists stored more than 1,000 tonnes of ammunition for tube and missile artillery," Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Thursday in a briefing to Russian media as reported by Tass
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