Russia deploys more troops in Hmeimym base

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Three Russian warplanes landed in the Russia-controlled Hmeimym airbase in Latakia province on Friday, carrying 300 military personnel specialized in removing mines, source said.

The new deployment come a day after Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced from Turkey that Russia is to send crews to remove mines from Aleppo city, the eastern part of the city.

The crews whose number exceed 300 people are still in the Russian base in Hmeimym awaiting orders to head to Aleppo.

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