Hm, an attack on American & allied Syrians by Russian contractors


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"MOSCOW — About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

A Russian military doctor said about 100 had been killed, and a source who knows several of the fighters said the death toll was in excess of 80 men.

The timing of the casualties coincided with a battle on February 7 near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor where, according to US officials and associates of the fighters involved, US-led coalition forces attacked forces aligned with Moscow's ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Russian officials said five citizens may have been killed, but they had no relation to Russia's armed forces.

The clashes show that Moscow is more deeply involved in Syria militarily than it has said and that it risks being drawn into a direct confrontation with the United States in Syria.

The casualties are the highest that Russia has suffered in a single battle since fierce clashes in Ukraine in 2014 claimed more than 100 fighters' lives. Moscow denies sending soldiers and volunteers to Ukraine and has never confirmed that figure.

The wounded, who have been medically evacuated from Syria in the past few days, have been sent to four Russian military hospitals, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

The military doctor, who works in a Moscow military hospital and was directly involved in the treatment of wounded men evacuated from Syria, said that as of Saturday evening there were more than 50 such patients in his hospital, of which about 30% were seriously wounded.

The doctor, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to disclose information about casualties, said at least three planeloads of injured fighters were flown to Moscow between last Friday and Monday morning.

He said they were flown back on specially equipped military cargo planes that can each accommodate two or three intensive-care cases and several dozen fewer severely wounded patients."

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Re: Hm, an attack on American & allied Syrians by Russian contractors
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 10:29:21 AM »
Yeah I heard I about it.  What is weird is the Russian government isn't making a big deal about it though.


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Re: Hm, an attack on American & allied Syrians by Russian contractors
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 10:45:08 AM »
So... America backed Terrorist invaders murdered 300 Russians who were legally invited into Syria? hmm. More American war crimes by the terrorist US Military.