Islamic State planted thousands of mines in Palmyra: Syrian army




 
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Islamic State planted thousands of mines in Palmyra: Syrian army
 
April 2nd, 2016  
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Islamic State planted thousands of mines in Palmyra: Syrian army
By Firas Makdesi PALMYRA, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State militants retreating from Palmyra laid thousands of mines that they planned to set off simultaneously as the army moved in, a Syrian officer told Reuters in the ancient city after its recapture from the jihadist fighters. The officer said main streets and side roads in Palmyra had been rigged with explosives weighing up to 50 kg. More than 3,000 had already been safely detonated since government forces, backed by Russian jets, retook the city on Sunday, he said.




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