Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria: agencies

 11 Apr 2017 - 16:31

Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria: agencies


Moscow: Russia's defence ministry said Tuesday that two soldiers acting as military instructors to government troops in Syria had been killed by rebel forces.

"Russian professional servicemen who were in a unit of Syrian forces as instructors... came under a mortar attack from a group of rebel fighters," the defence ministry said in a statement quoted by Interfax news agency. "As a result of a mortar explosion, two Russian servicemen died."

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