Russia denies reports of Russian soldiers allegedly killed in Syria

Moscow, SANA-The Russian Defense Ministry denied on Thursday reports of Russian troops whose photographs were published by ISIS terrorist group, which claimed that the soldiers were killed in Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov was quoted by Sputnik news agency as saying that the photographs in question were taken from a mobile phone stolen on Russian territory.

“All military personnel whose photographs were published by ISIS terrorist group, their Ukrainian ‘friends,’ as well as the ‘Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ are alive and well, and are located with their units,” Igor Konashenkov said.

Russia’s participation in the war against terrorism in Syria has come under fire because it exposed Western unwillingness to fight terrorism and showed that the US-led anti-ISIS coalition is nothing but a publicity stunt.

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