Defense Ministry: the backing militants in Syria are installing remotely controlled mines


MOSCOW, October 21. Backing terrorists in Syria mass establish in the liberated Syrian government forces villages remote-controlled explosive devices that can be activated after returning them civilians, said the official representative of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov.

“I want to draw your attention to coming to us across multiple channels information on tactics of the militants, retreating under the blows of the Syrian government forces. Their actions directly evidence linking it to terrorist groups. Before leaving positions in the settlements they carry out massive mining area, abandoned homes, and survivors of social infrastructure explosive devices remote remote-detonated,” – said Konashenkov.

In his words, “a significant portion of these charges is carefully masked and equipped with countdown timers that must be triggered after a specified period of time, sometimes amounting to several weeks”.

“This tactic, as you know, will allow to carry out terrorist attacks in liberated Syrian government forces settlements after the return of residents and started repair work”, – said Konashenkov.