Moscow, SANA – Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Tuesday the death of two Russian servicemen in Syria due to shells fired by terrorists.
“A group of militants used mortars to shell Russian contract soldiers, acting as musketry instructors in one of the Syrian military units, and a Russian military adviser,” a source at Russian Defense Ministry said.
“As a result, two of the Russian contract soldiers were killed, while the wounded is being treated by military doctors,” the source added.
The press service at the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the military command intends to grant the soldiers a medal of state.
M. al-Frieh/H. Said