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At the request of local residents, Armenian engineers have begun demining rural areas and fields in northern Syria's Aleppo Governorate, RIA Novosti reports.

Speaking to reporters, Artur Gabulyan, head of the Armenia Humanitarian Demining Center's Operations Division, said the engineers' goal was to demine the areas that had been mined by terrorists after the hostilities.

"After our work, the civilian population can carry out its peaceful activities," Gabulyan said, adding that there are their center has sappers working in demining, and medical staff assisting the population.

Gabulyan says locals have reported explosions. A tractor driver was killed when his tractor exploded on a landmine. A herd of sheep also exploded on such a landmine.

For his part, Rafik Petrosyan, chief of the demining team at the aforesaid humanitarian center, said that work had been done on the site map indicating the starting points and turning points, as well as the boundaries of the volatile areas.

"The map shows the places that have already been demined," he said. "Every day the boundaries that are being demined are marked on the map."

Aleppo Governorate resident Madin Amaru Shakur thanked Armenian sappers, and she told reporters that they now live more at ease. "Thank you guys for freeing us from landmines and bombs," she added.

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