UK to allocate $1.3M for demining of Syrian cities
UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson made this announcement during his visit to Turkey, where the Syrian conflict was on top of the talks agenda, Sputnik İnternational reported.
"Building on UK efforts to help victims of the conflict in Syria, the Foreign Secretary pledged £1 million for de-mining projects to allow essential humanitarian and stabilisation efforts to commence in northern Syrian towns recently liberated from Daesh," the statement issued said.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The IS, YPG and PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.