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Russian sappers demine over 16 hectares of Aleppo territory

Russian sappers have demined 16.3 hectares of Aleppo’s territory in the past 24 hours, defusing 1,200 explosive devices, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria said in a statement on Tuesday.


"The Russian military servicemen of the International Mine Action Center continue to demine the recently liberated quarters of eastern Aleppo. Over the past 24 hours, they demined 16.3 hectares of the city territory. Besides that, 48 buildings, including five schools, a residential compound and a home for elderly people, have been cleared of explosive devices, as well as a park and motor roads with a total length of 2.5 kilometers," the statement reads.


"On the whole, 1,225 explosive objects, including 1,182 homemade explosive devices, have been defused," the center added.

Almost 7,800 civilians have left the areas of Syria’s Aleppo controlled by the militants over the past 24 hours, the center said.

"Over the past 24 hours 7,796 civilians, including…

#MIDDLEEAST#USA 13.12.2016 - 847 views 5 (4 votes) IRAN TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR POWERPLANT FOR MARITIME USAGE AS RESPONSE TO US ‘VIOLATION’ OF DEAL

The Iranian President has ordered to develop a nuclear powerplant, which could be used for marine transportation, in response to US ‘violation’ of the nuclear deal with Iran. Iranian military personnel stand on a submarine during a naval parade on the last day of the Velayat-90 war game in the Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz (Photo: Reuters / Stringer Iran)

On Tuesday, the Iranian national nuclear agency has received a presidential order to start developing of a nuclear powerplant, which could be used for marine transportation. According to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, the move became a response to US ‘violation’ of the nuclear deal with Iran.

The order was sent to head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, who should control the process of developing of reactors for maritime usage and fuel production for this purpose, both of which should be ready in three months.

As Rouhani noted, the order is the response of Tehran to the prolongation of anti-Iranian …

VEHICLE-BORNE IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES AND MEANS TO COMBAT THEM

On December 11, ISIS terrorist group seized the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra from the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces. ISIS used a high number of vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) as one of the key elements of its operation in the area. SouthFront posts this analysis to reveal why VBIEDs are a major threat to the Syrian army and its allies across the war-torn country and to highlight the means that can be used to decrease this threat. This text originally appeared at SouthFront on October 10 when Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies launched a major offensive with a major usage of VBIEDs against Syrian government forces in western Aleppo. A suicide bomber of the group “Islamic State” attacked a convoy of the Iraqi military east of Mosul, as reported by the Kurdish Firat agency. According to the agency, the attack took place on October 17, 2016 near the village of Bilavet in an area to the east of Mo…