Russian sappers begin demining Deir ez-Zor

29.09.2017, Syria.

Specialists of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have started mine clearance in the city of Deir ez-Zor cleared of militants.

Engineer reconnaissance and demining units have started mine clearance in the city of Deir ez-Zor. First of all, they are going to clear the roads to infrastructure facilities along with the roadsides and nearby buildings. In order to ensure the safety of humanitarian aid delivery, approaches to the city and its suburbs will also be cleared.

So far, 8 km of roads, 8 adjacent buildings, and an area of approximately 3 hectares have been cleared. The sappers have found and disarmed about fifteen hundred explosives including 100 improvised explosive devices.

The sappers use a new protection uniform, OVR-2-02; they have the most up-to-date equipment: IMP-S2 mine detectors, portable wire and explosive detectors, and radio-controlled device jammers. Uran-6 mine-clearing robotic system and armored vehicles are also used.

In Syria, over 170 servicemen of the Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and 40 special and engineering vehicles are working.

On September 5, the blockade of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor was reported to be lifted. Deir ez-Zor was under siege since September 2014.

On September 11, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that a forward sapper team was deployed in Deir ez-Zor.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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