Russian Coordination Center: 966 hectares area cleared of explosive devices in Aleppo eastern neighborhoods

Lattakia, SANA- Since December 5th, Russian experts from the International Mine Action Center have been able to clear a total area of 966 hectares in Aleppo’s eastern neighborhoods of explosive devices that had been planted by terrorists inside schools, mosques, hospitals, and electricity and water facilities.

The Hmeimim-based Russian Coordination Center said in a statement published by RT website that Russian experts from the International Mine Action Center continued their work in the areas which were freed from terrorists in Aleppo’s eastern neighborhoods and over the past 24 hours, they have been able to clear 9 mosques, 4 schools, and a kindergarten of mines.

The statement added that since December 5th, a total area of 966 hectares has been cleared of mines, indicating that the cleared area included 350 km of roads, 2,149 houses, 44 schools, 38 mosques, 10 hospitals, two kindergartens, two electricity plants, a water plant, and a number of bakeries.

The statement indicated that Russian experts from the International Mine Action Center have been able to dismantle 14,700 explosive devices including 6,700 handmade bombs over the abovementioned period.

On a relevant note, the head of the International Mine Action Center detachment told Russia 24 that while carrying out demining in Aleppo, the Russian experts found ammo, small weapons, Grad missiles, and shells manufactured in Germany, the United States, and Bulgaria.

R.J/ Hazem Sabbagh

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