BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 A.M.) – A Russian soldier from the private military contracting group Wagner PMC was allegedly killed during the battle of Khan Sheikhoun, the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported on Saturday.

According to the publication, the Russian soldier Ilya Georgievich, age 34, was allegedly killed while participating in the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) offensive inside the key city of Khan Sheikhoun.

“Mercenary PMC Wagner Polyakov Ilya Georgievich, Born 02/19/1985, a native of the Krasnodar Territory. He fought in the Donbass, died in Syria,” the publication claimed.

The Russian Armed Forces have been active near the front-lines in the Idlib Governorate since the Syrian Arab Army began their operation in the area.

Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, made an official statement in which he confirmed the participation of Russian troops in the offensive operation in northwestern Syria.

“We are not just closely monitoring the situation, our military is on the ground in the Idlib de-escalation zone,” the Russian Foreign Minister said.

Last Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army captured the city of Khan Sheikhoun after a short operation against the jihadist rebels.

The following day, they would capture the entire militant-held northern Hama pocket; thus, ending the jihadist presence in the area.

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satipera satipera
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PMC’s are not soldiers they are mercenaries, it is a dangerous path to go down. I say this as one who supports Syria, Russia and Iran.

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So it means he was fighting alongside the Jihadis agianst the Syrian Arab Army correct?

Private military contracting group Wagner PMC is basically supplying mercenaries to anyone who wants its services.

So why does ALMASDAR NEWS say Russian Soldier please change the tile to RUSSIAN JIHADI, people like me will understand he belonged to the Russian Armed Forces.

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You got it wrong. He was fighting in Donbas against Ukraine. So, he was fighting on the side of SAA against jihadis.

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Whatever side he fought on, he was not a member of the Russian Armed Forces. So, article is wrong -Russian soldier was not killed during battle of Khan Sheikhoun, but a mercenary originally from Russian territory.

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Long Live Syria

@DDD Please read the article again. It says, A Russian soldier from the private military contracting group Wagner PMC was allegedly killed during the battle of Khan Sheikhoun which is in Syria & Not in Ukraine. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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It further says He fought in the Donbass, died in Syria,” Meaning he also participated in the Ukraine War in Donbass too.

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Mykola Kuzmenko

Just so you understand Wagner is NOT SUPPLYING MERCENARIES TO ANYONE WHO WANTS ITS SERVICES. Wagner is “semi-government” organization consisted of former Russian soldiers. It sent is hot spots BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT! It’s kinda like a “covert army”. It sent in those spots where Russian government wants to intervene but does not want to admit it’s intervention. This way they can say “we don’t have troops there” or “no, we didn’t lose any of our soldiers today”. Those guys know what they signed up for but they ARE serving their country. And many of them get State awards (medals… Read more »