Two suspected mercenaries from a ‘private army’ used by Vladimir Putin in Syria have been captured by ISIS, according to video claims.
ISIS news agency Amaq claims the men, named as Roman Vasilievich Zabolotny and Grigory Mikhailovich Surkanov, were seized near the eastern city of Deir Ezzor.
They can be seen wounded and handcuffed in a video, explaining where they are from in Russia and where they were captured.
They are believed to be mercenaries belonging to the so-called Wagner private army, allegedly deployed by Moscow in hot spots to lower casualty numbers among regular forces. However, the Russian Defence Ministry has strenuously denied losing two soldiers.