Moscow, SANA- Russian Defense Ministry announced that three Russian military servicemen were killed in Syria during a shootout with terrorists in late February.
According to the ministry, at the end of February, three Russian military servicemen who were returning by car after delivering humanitarian aid to one of the towns in Deir Ezzor province were caught in a militant ambush. “After a shootout the Russian military servicemen went missing,” the Defense Ministry said.
Work to search for and trace the whereabouts of the Russian troops continued round the clock along with the Syrian security forces, the ministry added.
“As a result of a series of special measures, the militants responsible for the attack on the servicemen’s vehicle have been identified and the deaths of three Russian servicemen in fighting in late February have been confirmed”, the statement read further.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, an armed group embracing 30 terrorists involved in the attack on a vehicle with Russian servicemen in Syria in late February has been eliminated.
The Federal Republic of Russia participates in the war against terrorism upon a request by the Syrian Government as its participation and support to the operations carried out by the Syrian Arab Army have contributed to inflicting heavy losses upon terrorist organizations in the personnel and equipment.