Russia, Syria, Palmyra, mine-clearing team enters area, March 2017 (MoDoRoF) [800px]

Russian Soldiers Killed in Syrian Attack

Two Russian Soldiers Die in Syrian Mortar Attack

Two Russian soldiers were killed and a third wounded by a militant mortar attack in Syria, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced Tuesday, April 11:

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. As a result, two of the Russian contract soldiers were killed, while the wounded is being treated by military doctors.

The third officer was badly wounded.

The soldiers were embedded with a Syrian army unit along with a Russian military adviser. The ministry did not specify when or where the attack took place.

This incident brings the Russian death toll in Syria to 29, according to the ministry.

Sources: Voice of America; TASS.

Photo: Russian military engineers clear historical part of Palmyra and living quarters from mines, 25 March 2017 (© Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation).

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