Just a few weeks ago the Syrian army recaptured Palmyra from "Islamic State" extremists with the help of Russian airstrikes. DW's Juri Rescheto was one of the first journalists to travel to the ancient city with Russian troops.
The war in Syria is dominating the headlines. But foreign observers do not dare to venture into the country on their own. DW correspondent Juri Rescheto takes a journey through Syria accompanied by Russian troops.
The first units of Russian military experts have arrived in Syria to remove explosive devices left behind by the "Islamic State" ("IS") group in Palmyra. The de-mining of archeological sites might take several months.
The Syrian army has seized control of parts of Palmyra from the so-called "Islamic State." Government forces, backed by Russian military support, have been battling IS militants for weeks to reach the historic city.
It will take a long time before the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra, recently liberated from the terrorist "Islamic State" (IS), can again be visited. It's far too dangerous, reports Juri Rescheto from Palmyra.
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