The Syrian Arab Army’s Engineering Corps successfully dismantled several explosives inside the recently liberated city of Palmyra (Tadmur) on Thursday, thanks in large part to the assistance provided by their Russian military advisers.
According to Eyad Al-Hussein – the battlefield correspondent for the Desert Hawks Brigade (Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra) – the Syrian Arab Army’s Engineering Corps dismantled over 1,000 explosives on Thursday, including several mines and roadside bombs that were planted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) before they fled the city.
The Russian military is expected to begin the demining phase of the city today after their advanced machinery arrived yesterday morning.
While the Russians concentrate on demining Palmyra, the Syrian Armed Forces are gearing up for another large-scale offensive to liberate the next village along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor.
In addition to the aforementioned offensive, the Syrian Armed Forces are also making steady progress in southeastern Homs, seizing several sites from the ISIS terrorists that have controlled this area since August of 2015.