Russia says more than 1.5 thousand mines removed in Syria’s Palmyra
his undated photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the site of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria. Palmyra is an archaeological gem that Syrian troops took back from Islamic State fighters - AP

MOSCOW:  Russian forces have helped remove more than 1.5 thousand mines in the Syrian city of Palmyra since it was taken from Islamic State militants by government forces in March, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.

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