Saturday, 31 December 2016

Russian Sappers Sweep Aleppo for Mines, Discovering Shells Made in US, Germany


The teams discovered and defused some 14,700 dangerous items, including 6,700 IEDs. The munitions discovered in stockpiles left behind by various armed groups ranged from small arms rounds and hand grenades all the way up to rockets meant for multiple-rocket launchers.

Footage of the ongoing demining operation released by the Russian Defense Ministry showed crates full of various munitions; some of them marked “Produced in Yugoslavia by Ordnance Corps United States Army.”

“The munitions we found were German, American, Bulgarian... The amount they had was somewhat disconcerting,” Maj. Ivan Gromov, a bomb disposal squad leader said.
The Russian military in Aleppo are assisting with restoring normal life in the city after four years of hostilities.


https://www.rt.com/news/372027-russian-mine-swipers-aleppo/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 31st, 2016.]

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