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MOSCOW, November 30. /TASS/. Over 200 servicemen and 47 vehicles will be engaged to clear Aleppo from mines, Gen Sergei Rudskoy, the chief of the main operations directorate and deputy chief of the General Staff, said on Wednesday.
"Today, an advanced detachment from the international anti-mine center of the Russian Armed Forces is leaving to defuse unexploded ordnance in Aleppo," the general said. "Overall, more than 200 servicemen and 47 units of combat and special equipment will be involved in the demining activities in Aleppo."
In March after Palmyra’s liberation, Russian bomb squads defused mines in the city retaken from Islamic State. Over a period of almost 45 days, they cleared of mines 2,500 buildings, first in the historical part of the city and later in residential areas, defusing 17,500 unexploded ordnances. Sniffer dogs were used to demine the UNESCO World Heritage site along with Uran-6 bomb disposal robots.