The Russian Embassy in Damascus dismissed reports of death of Russians in Syria

MOSCOW, October 20. The Russian Embassy in Damascus dismissed reports the alleged death of the Russians in Syria.

“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 another information box stuffing” – said the Embassy.

The Embassy said that the source of these data London has become the centre of observation of human rights, which, in turn, refers to some “own sources”.

Recall that the 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.

Over the past day Russian aircraft have made 55 sorties and attacked 60 targets for terrorists in Syria.


“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).