IS TerrorNewsRadicalismRussian OccupationRussian PropagandaRussian TerrorSyria

Russia Says 4 Soldiers Died in Syria. Multiply This Number by Five

A clash with Islamic State in eastern Syria killed four Russian soldiers and wounded others, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday. Russia says 4 soldiers died in Syria. In our opinion, multiply this number by five.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said five days of fighting in Deir el-Zour killed 76 troops and pro-government gunmen as well as 25 IS fighters. Four Russian soldiers killed sounds like propaganda.

Russian and Syrian government troops and pro-government gunmen have been fighting, only recently, members of the Islamic State group in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour where the extremists resumed their attacks against government forces and their allies in recent weeks.

The Russian ministry said that the dead were military advisers attached to a Syrian army unit in the Deir el-Zour.

In a statement reported by Russian news agencies, the ministry said “two Russian military advisers, who controlled fire of the Syrian battery, died at the scene.” It says five others were wounded, two of whom died in a Russian military hospital.

The ministry said 43 insurgents were killed in the nighttime battle.

The Russian statement came two days after the Islamic State group said its fighters launched a surprise attack on Wednesday from two axes on a joint Syrian and Russian forces convoy west of the town of Mayadeen, killing 15 Syrian and Russian soldiers. IS militants destroyed five army trucks and armored vehicles and damaged a rocket-launcher, IS claimed in a statement.

In the same area, IS fighters stormed three Syrian army checkpoints killing eight soldiers and captured five others, the group said in a statement.

It was not immediately clear if IS was speaking about the same area where the Russian advisers were killed.

The Observatory said IS fighters launched two new attacks in Deir el-Zour on Saturday near the town of Mayadeen and the town of Boukamal near the Iraqi border.

Russia has provided crucial military support to “Animal Assad” forces, helping them to roll back mainstream rebels as well as the Islamic State group. Russia and Syria both refer to the armed opposition as “terrorists.”

Russia Says 4 Soldiers Died in Syria. Multiply This Number by Five

Spread the love

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

United States Warns Southwest Syria Is Off-Limits to Assad
Previous post

United States Warns Southwest Syria Is Off-Limits to Assad

Animal Assad Threatens Attacking US Troops in Syria
Next post

Animal Assad Threatens Attacking US Troops in Syria

Translate »
SHARE

Russia Says 4 Soldiers Died in Syria. Multiply This Number by Five

UA-26665928-1