An inter-service team from the International Anti-mine Center of Russian Armed Forces has embarked on engineering reconnaissance and mine clearance of the approach route to the historic city of Palmyra and its surrounding areas, recently liberated from DAESH militants.
As Construction.RU was told by the press office of the RF Ministry of Defense, Russian sappers have already discovered and extracted many home-made explosives, installed by the terrorists on roads, wayside buildings, crossroads, electrical substations, bakeries and hospitals.
All these explosives have been destroyed in situ with the use of special pressure charges. At present, over 120 such mines have been found and deactivated. This applies to just 1.1 km of roads.
The mine deactivating group uses mine-detecting dogs, IMP-2S selective portable electrical detectors, PIPL portable explosive device control wire searchers, and INVU-3M portable searchers of proximity explosive devices.