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Ancient citadel of Aleppo demined

Russian Defense Ministry published photos of demining the ancient citadel of Aleppo in Syria – historic fortress in the old town.

According to UNESCO, 60% of the old city of Aleppo has been severely damaged, with 30% totally destroyed.

Within the last 1,5 months, the Russian sappers have cleared of explosive devices 3,3 thousand buildings and 680 kilometers of roads, demining a total area of 2000 hectares, the statement of Russian Defense Ministry said

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 03Feb17]

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