BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – A new report by Russian publication claimed this week that three Russian servicemen were killed in central Syria last month.
“According to information provided by the Russian media, as a result of an attack by Syrian terrorists, at least three Russian servicemen were killed. All of them were members of the Shield unit, and, according to the relatives of the victims, they died in the middle of last month, which was actively ignored by military sources,” Avia.Pro reported
Avia.Pro said that three death certificates were issued by a Syrian general with a seal certified from the Russian Hmeimim Airbase in western Syria.
They said that the military registration and enlistment office had no information about the servicemen, adding that they were likely from a private contracting group.
The servicemen were allegedly part of a Russian private contracting group calling themselves “The Shield”.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has not commented on these claims, as they often do not discuss the deaths of private contractors inside Syria.