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Russian mercenaries in Syria, came under fire by the US and Kurds in the province of Deir ez-Zor in the North, wanted to seize oil and gas fields under Kurdish control. On Wednesday, February 14, reports “Kommersant”, citing a source in military circles.
The interlocutor of the edition noted that the Russian command in Syria had not given permission to conduct offensive operations in the oil field, which was perceived as a “dangerous Amateur”.
The Russian foreign Ministry verifies information about the presence of the victims, including citizens of the CIS, in fighting involving U.S. aircraft. While the foreign Ministry noted that “the publication of “hundreds of victims” is classic disinformation, which the Western media”.
The number of victims that referred to different sources, very different. So, the defense Ministry said about 25 wounded Syrians, without referring to the Russian citizens. This can be explained by the fact that the military is responsible only for the actions of the personnel, and not for those who took up arms voluntarily, assured the journalists.
A Russian military source “Kommersant” claims that the death toll of the Russians amounted to 11 people. In turn, the Reuters Agency reports that killing 100 fighters supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, among them — Vladimir Loginov and Kirill Ananev from Russia. Bloomberg says that 100 of the victims were Russian citizens.
7 February the us air force struck the Syrian government forces, near the village of Hisham attacked the fighters of the “Democratic forces of Syria” (DSS) — the Union of Kurdish and Arab groups supported by the USA. By the time the attack on the positions were not only the Kurds, but the Americans. They requested air support — advancing underwent a massive aerial and artillery bombardment. The Americans used even aircraft fire support AC-130, armed with guns, bombs and missiles. Among advancing on Kurdish parts were group ISIS Hunters (“Hunters LIH”), under a sign which is in effect part of the famous Russian “PMC Wagner.”
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