Russian Foreign Ministry Admits That 'Dozens' Of Russians Were Injured And Killed In US Airstrikes In Syria


BBC: Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle

Russia's foreign ministry has confirmed that "several dozen" Russian citizens - not regular soldiers - were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria.

The statement did not give a date. Previously the Russian government said "probably five" Russians had died in a clash in Deir al-Zour province.

Some reports have said more than 100 Russian mercenaries were killed in US air strikes on 7 February.

Russia does not divulge firm details of "volunteer" fighters in the conflict.

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WNU Editor: The Kremlin had to change their original position on reports that scores of Russian military contractors were killed in Syria. The public attention in Russia on this news story is enormous .... and no one believed the original Kremlin story. But even this admission is not satisfying many .... I expect more details will be released in the coming days.The eventual truth will come out when these death certificates are issued, and people start posting them .... Exclusive: Death certificate offers clues on Russian casualties in Syria (Reuters).

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