March 31, 2016 / 7:13 AM / 4 years ago

First units of Russian demining experts arrive in Syria to demine Palmyra: agencies

The old citadel of Palmyra is pictured in the background after forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad recaptured the city, in Homs Governorate in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 27, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - First units of Russian demining experts have arrived in Syria to demine the historic part of the ancient city of Palmyra, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Thursday.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov

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