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Reuters Uncovers Marked Discrepancy In Russian Servicemen Killed In Syria

Reuters is reporting a marked discrepancy in figures relating to Russian servicemen killed fighting in Syria thus far this year between the country’s Defense Ministry and accounts from families and friends. According to Defense Ministry figures, 10 servicemen have been killed in the fighting. However, accounts from families and friends and local officials show the actual death toll among soldiers and private contractors was at least 40, the report said. The seven-month tally exceeds the 36 Russian armed personnel and contractors Reuters estimates to have been killed in Syria, the report said. The numbers show a significant rise in the …read more

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