BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) – The Russian military is negotiating the release of two nationals that were captured by the Islamic State (ISIS) several months ago in eastern Syria, the RBC News site reported on Thursday.

The two Russians were identified by RBC as Grigory Tsurkanu and Roman Zabolotny; they are both of Cossack descent.

“There is information, but it has not been documented that a group of six people are alive under IS’ captivity, including Roman Zabolotny and Grigory Tsurkanu,” the Chief Ataman leader of the Don Cossack, Viktor Vodolatsky, stated on Thursday.

Vodolatsky also noted that negotiations are under way to transfer this group of prisoners of war to Syrian troops.

“According to the latest information, they are on the border of Syria and Iraq,” he added.

The two Russian nationals were members of a private security company before they were captured by the Islamic State.

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