A team of Russian bomb disposal experts has headed to Syria to help defuse mines planted by ISIS terrorists in Palmyra before they were defeated by the army who established control over the city few days ago.


Russian Zvezda TV channel said Tuesday the expert team from the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Armed Forces have taken off from Chkalovsky Airport heading to Syria on board a military aircraft.


Zvezda TV added the aircraft is also carrying on board robots and equipment to remove mines and explosives.


Earlier, a Russian military source announced that a total of 100 Russian military engineers and dog trainers will be sent to Syria to help demine Palmyra.


The announcement of the Russian participation in the demining process along with the Syrian army was made by the Russian General Staff yesterday.




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