The defense Ministry has denied the death of Russian servicemen in Syria

MOSCOW, October 20. The defense Ministry has denied the death of Russian servicemen in Syria.

“In connection with messages appearing in foreign media about the alleged deaths in Syria, the Russian military claimed no losses among the servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Syria – no”, – have informed in Management a press-services and information of the Russian defense Ministry.

Earlier the Russian Embassy in Damascus has also denied media reports that Syria had allegedly killed three soldiers of the Russian Federation.

“No information about the alleged “death of three Russians” or “three Russian soldiers” in Syria, as reported by Reuters, do not have. It’s very much like regular stuffing information, said the Embassy. – Moreover, the source of these data London has become the centre of observation of human rights, which in turn refers to some “own sources”.

Operation VKS RF

Russian air force strikes on the objects is prohibited in the Russian Federation the terrorist organization “Islamic state” from the 30th of September, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

In the grouping of Air and space forces in Syria included more than 50 aircraft and helicopters.

To participate in ground operations in Syria Russia has no plans.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).