‘First Russia casualties’ killed fighting alongside government forces in Syria

Three Russians fighting alongside government forces have been killed in Syria, it was reported on Tuesday, in what would be the first Russian casualties since Moscow’s intervention in the war there began three weeks ago.

Pro-Syrian government military sources said three Russians were killed when shelling hit their positions near Latakia on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said.

  • ntt1

    i suppose they will be reported to relatives as “training accidents” just like the hundreds killed in the invasion of ukraine and crimea.

    • Russians are gun fodder.

      (SEE: WWI, WWII, Afghanistan)

      • ntt1

        my point was that i do not believe the russian populace is really behind vlads little adventures hence the need to keep casualties as quiet as possible

        • The whole thing has to be sold, hence the “fighting for the children” or some such nonsense.

  • FactsWillOut

    Funny, western media has no numbers for jihadists killed, just poor Syrian women and children, and Russians.
    Also, the map in that article clearly shows why Russia is attacking rebels.

    • ntt1

      the miscounting is due to jihadis shaving their beards, donning a burka and heading for germany. any black shrouded bodies are probably frustrated “refugees” Grateful europeans will soon learn to keep even apparent women away from their sheep and goats