MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (Press Shia) – Sappers from Russia’s International Mine Action Center have demined an area of 70 hectares in eastern part of Syria’s city of Aleppo in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian reconciliation said in a statement.

“Within the last 24 hours, the Russian sappers have cleared of explosive devices 57 buildings and 11 kilometers [about seven miles] of roads, demining a total area of 70 hectares,” the statement said.

The center earlier on Monday has announced the cleaning of  over 60 hectares “Russian servicemen from the International Mine Action Center are continuing humanitarian demining of houses, streets and socially critical facilities in eastern Aleppo. Within last 24 hours Russian field engineers demined the area of over 69.8 hectares, 68 buildings and 11.3 kilometers [over 7 miles] of roads, defused 686 explosion hazardous objects including 479 improvised explosive devices.”

SPUTNIK/Press Shia