Russia to deploy field hospital in Palmyra 41204163

Defence & Security News - (Syria)
 
Russia to deploy field hospital in Palmyra
Moscow is planning to deploy a military field hospital in the area of Palmyra, in support of the Russian Armed Forces operating in Syria, according to TASS news agency. Palmyra’s ancient city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
     
Russia to deploy field hospital in Palmyra
Russia deployed sappers to Palmyra for mine clearing operations (Photo: Russian MOD)
     

Both the city and the antiquities suffered severe damages since its occupation by the Islamic State in May 2015. It was recently liberated by the Syrian Army, which was supported by Russian aircraft.

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu made the announcement during a teleconference with senior officials of the Armed Forces. He mentioned that the hospital will be able to operate autonomously for 30 days and will have all the necessary equipment. Besides the medical support to the Russian forces deployed in Syria, it will also be available to the Syrian military and the local population.
 

 

 

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