Six Russian Mercenaries Killed in Syria

A total of 11 people were reportedly killed in explosion at a former criminal police building on a highway connecting the Syrian capital of Damascus with the eastern city of Deir Ezzor.
Six Russian Mercenaries Killed in Syria
06 November 09:23 2018 Print This Article


Six Russian mercenaries were reportedly killed in an explosion at a military base in Syria.

Russian citizens working for the private Wagner Group military contractor have carried out clandestine missions on the Kremlin’s behalf in eastern Ukraine and Syria, people with ties to the group have alleged. Dozens of Wagner fighters were reportedly killed by U.S. airstrikes and artillery attacks in Syria earlier this year. Mercenaries are banned under Russian law and the Kremlin has regularly denied their presence in war-torn Syria.

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