Russia says more than 1.5 thousand mines removed in Syria's Palmyra

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Posted: Apr 06, 2016 5:48 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing Jack Stubbs; Editing by Dmitry Solovyov)