Russia says it will help demine Syria’s Palmyra


March 27, 2016

President Vladimir Putin has told the head of UNESCO that Russia will make strong efforts to help remove mines from Palmyra, the ancient city in Syria that has been retaken by government forces after being held by militants of the Islamic State group.

A Kremlin statement said Sunday that Putin spoke by telephone with UNESCO head Irina Bokova and promised “maximum assistance” on de-mining.

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Source: Daily Mail.