Engineers in Syria start demining of residential areas
Russian sappers in Palmyra start demining of residential areas of the ancient city. On the eve of our experts have completed work in the historical part.
Less than three weeks it took the Russian military engineers to defuse all the tabs and the land mines that terrorists left in historic Palmyra. On the completion of this important work of the Supreme commander-in-chief reports to the chief of the engineering troops in video mode. It was organized from the ancient amphitheatre, which serves as visible testimony to the dedicated work of our engineers. Meter by meter engineers International mine action center surveyed a huge area of the Museum under the open sky. Each outlet has discovered several tens of explosive devices. Saved from the destruction of the temples of Bel and Balsamina was not possible. The militants blew them up long before fled the city. They destroyed and the famous arc de Triomphe. All the masterpieces of architecture of late antiquity. But their main intentions of the terrorists did not manage to bring to pass. The Syrian army, backed by Russian pilots came in too fast.
Now when completed the clearance of the historical part, the work can begin, archaeologists and historians. The engineers now working in the neighborhoods of the new city. Demining work is the residential part of the Palmyra is considerably complicated by the fact that before the retreat of the terrorists have tried to undermine every house. When he fled the city fought back against the advancing Syrian army mortar shells handicraft production, which fell, not torn. They, too, are many. If the mines cannot be retrieved, they undermine. Before that quarter to lock down the neighboring street block. But even experienced professionals in Syria have to face the fact that they see for the first time. The group commander speaks to the fact that there is a pressure-activated fuses of another type, improvised explosive devices of another type, belts of shahids are not like used to seeing. Dogs mine detection service is especially indispensable. ISIS terrorists are actively used for the bombings bezobolochnoe the device filled with plastic explosives. Their mine detectors will not find. A dog's sense of smell better than any detector. But the animals here to serve hard time. The engineers prefer not to give predictions about when everything will be cleared residential neighborhoods. A lot of work. Moving slowly. Marriage to leave behind, because the citizens want to return to their homes. Although Palmyra is no electricity, no water, many return because they know that the Russians will help them with food and medical care.