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4 Russian Service Members Were Reportedly Killed In Militants’ Attack In Western Aleppo

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4 Russian Service Members Were Reportedly Killed In Militants' Attack In Western Aleppo

ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: AP Photo/Sergei Grits, archive

4 Russian service members were reportedly killed in an attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies in western Aleppo on February 1, according to sources loyal to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and reports in Russian social media.

A unit of the Syrian Army, supported by Russian military advisers, reportedly came under a rocket and mortar attack during the recent Hayat Tahrir al-Sham advance. 3 Russians were allegedly killed on the spot, while the 4th one died from suffered wounds.

The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham attack was repelled and militants continued losing ground in the countryside of Aleppo. Nonetheless, if the death of Russians is confirmed, Idlib militants will likely try to exploit this development to draw attention of their supporters from the recent failures in the battle for southeastern Idlib and southwestern Aleppo.

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  • Lupus

    Now they’ve really pissed the Ruskies!

    • Ronald

      Lets hope so,
      Aleppo should have a perimeter large enough that mortar rounds are out of range.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        The terrorist enclave is barely 1400 sq kms left and Russia and SAA have enough airpower and missiles to flatten it, but the arsehole Jew Putin has tied their hands. Only when a real Russian takes charge things will change.

      • d’Artagnan

        in the era of crude drones and missiles there are no viable perimeters. The source of aggression has to be neutralized.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      FACT of the matter is that HTS headchopping Wahhabi scum are under direct CIA and MIT control and as I posted months ago, their controllers want to kill Russians and Iranians on the 1980’s Afghan model. It is time Putin let the Russian armed forces do their job, which they are more capable of and stop kissing Zionist and Americunt arse. If Russia does not respond, the next battleground in Turkeys and NATO plans is the Caucasus region and then Russia itself. It is time to bomb every inch of the Idlib terror enclave and make the Turkeys pay a heavy price. Fuck Turkeys and Americunts both.

    • d’Artagnan

      Russian intervention to support the legitimate Syrian government in 2015 has been largely successful in preserving the writ of Dr. Assad. However, Russian intervention in Syria also created opportunities for the US, Turkey and NATO to bog Russia into another sapping conflict. Mr. Putin has largely micro-managed the Russian force projection and hampered a sustained military effort too reclaim all Syrian territory. The growing Turkish and US presence in Syria largely remains unchecked and will cause serious future consequences for Russia, Syria and its allies.

      The misguided Russian policy of appeasing a totally unpredictable Erdogan has created a very dangerous situation and a reversal of Russian policy is also fraught with peril. At the current escalating rate of Turkish and US aggression in Syria, the dimensions of an already complex situation will worsen unless Mr. Putin decouples from Israeli and Turkish appeasement and take steps to shore up the military alliance with Syria and seek a coordinated military policy with Iran. At this stage with status quo in limo, the chances of peace or any settlement in Syria seems remote.

      • jm74

        Exactly and with Lavrov appeasing Kerry and the ‘friendly terrorists’ worsened the conflict. Turkey receiving the S400 made them extra brave. Makes one wonder if the current “Putin” is the same Putin of a few years ago.

        • d’Artagnan

          Russian policy has been confused in terms of broader implications. The military intervention was limited and only intended to shore up the Syrian government, and similar to USSR’s “fraternal support for Afghan Parcham/Khalq communist party”, Mr. Putin did not factor in the destructive role of US and Turkey. The heart of the problem for Syria from initial stage has been Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman ambitions. Unfortunately, the Syrian situation will not be resolved by appeasement.

          • dontlietome

            Has Pres. Putin been sucker-punched by that snake Erdodog ? Cos it looks like it to anyone with eyes in their head. I never understood why the Russians agreed to sell the S400 system to the turks, it set the alarm bells ringing in my head from the outset.

          • d’Artagnan

            The S-400 deal even though dubious, is not that big an issue as it gave Russia $2 billion cash for R&D. Greece, a NATO member has had the S-300 for over two decades now, so technically it is not a major threat. Russia controls the frequencies and system upgrades including IFF systems, so incapacitating them is quite easy. It also gives Russia an intelligence insight into a major NATO state.However, overall appeasement of Turkey is not in Russian interest.

          • Assad must stay

            i am really hoping putin is not in power for much longer and that a much stronger, much more assertive, and firmer leader who does not love erdogan is in charge of russia

      • dontlietome

        Whilst I concur with your views, and I think most like minded observers agree also. The real heart of the problem is Israel . Pres. Putins angst-laden handling of what is a massive global Criminal Cabal, makes it pretty clear that his hands are tied. No, none of us here know why, but it sets the scene, as one of military defeat for the Russian forces. It could be the criminal liberal forces within the state Duma which undermine him, and it is widely acknowledged that Medvedev is his biggest opponent. What now ? Its interesting to note that none of the well known Intel sites care to suggest if and what the response by the Russian forces will be.

        • d’Artagnan

          The power vacuum after the disintegration of the USSR was exploited by the Jews who quickly promoted the insidious Israeli agenda which is counter-productive to Russia’s historical interests. Russia also has a large and mostly alienated Muslim population which the Israelis and Jew oligarchs have actively tried to demonize. Another real problem for Russia is the dual nationality “Russian Israelis” who are actively destabilizing the Russian political system.

          • dontlietome

            …………and who use Medvedev as their spearhead ( Or so I hear ). When Putin in the early days, arrested all the ( largely jewish ) oligarchs, he would have been well advised to send them all to a nice cool Gulag in Siberia for a 20 year sabbatical. Another action would have been to let all the jews who wanted to emigrate to Israel, go, with no right of return. He made some big boo boos.

          • d’Artagnan

            The so-called Russian Jews have also been responsible for huge transfer of natural resources income to Israel. The figure estimated by IMF was around $6 billion annually.

          • dontlietome

            ………….by transfer…………………….how should we understand that ??????? Stolen ??????? Gains thro’ criminal enterprises etc ????

          • d’Artagnan

            Largely through corruption in the oil and mineral sectors. There are a lot of Jew front companies in Russia that skim from state enterprises.

          • dontlietome

            ……………What is your take on Putin withdrawing from the Helm position ? Is he trying to seek more time/ freedom to counter the kind of corruption that you have just illuminated.?

          • d’Artagnan

            Putin wants to retain the leverage of power as the highly controlled Russian system currently does not allow a succession plan. Putin retaining power also sets a dangerous precedent like the USSR as when he dies there will be a total vacuum which may lead to chaos again and that is what the Jews and US are betting on. Russia ideally should be encouraging diversity in its political system and allowing greater role for native populations and growing minorities to check the Jewish chokehold.

          • dontlietome

            Mmmmm, a case of “watch this space”. He went some of the way with Chechnya, and that proved a huge success. Thank you for your insights, it was a pleasure reading them. I’m signing off now. Good night.

          • d’Artagnan

            All the best.

          • dontlietome

            …………I wanted to sign off, but just came across this article from the website “Russian Insider”. It covers the theme about which we have just spoken. https://russia-insider.com/en/putin-eliminates-medvedev-faction-kremlin/ri28199
            Now, I will definitely call it a day ! Enjoy.

    • Kananda

      But at them always is real option only enhanced vodka drinking. :)

  • Jens Holm

    Maybee it was russien refugees looking for free warwidows. So many Russian women has left Putin to be married by anybody else.

    “Why dont they not even drink a little now and then” They say. Before we just gave them our last match and they could burn away all the way to heaven themselves. No coffins needed. Smaller graves saving flowers too. Very good for our backyard economy. One hen more alive even laying eggs.

    I am sorry. I almost feel fine Russians die too bombarding there as they were blinfolded revengers being USSR in Afghanistan or Thetjenia.

    “we saved 5 from Al Tanf”. Assads only were able to kill 95. Thats the melody.

    • Mike

      A retarded post jenny holms what a surprise.

      • Vitex

        Tell Jens that immigrant gangs are busy raping his women while he sits here trolling about a foreign war

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Jens is mental patient and his rambling lunatic posts are some garbled version of google translate.

      • dontlietome

        ……………what may surprise you, is that jenny maybe a machine, a form of AI that endevours to learn and respond. Nothing is out of the realms of todays reality……………..Or he could be a drooling kiddie-porn bum bandit……….. which is far more likely ;- )

      • Jens Holm

        Yaerrrh, I forgot. Assad is commander of the whole Russian navy, airforce and army.

    • ruca

      What fukkking language was that?

      • PZIVJ

        I believe it is a strange form of Danish converted to English.
        And mixed up to form an unintelligible riddle ?

        • ruca

          Perhaps it was translated from Danish to English through a hundred year old translator.

          • d’Artagnan

            Ms Jens is not playing with a full deck.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Danish mentalese.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Manglish.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Seriously, FUCK OFF you stupid moron, you ruin every thread.

    • Z.P.

      Do you speak Danglish Jens?

      • Jens Holm

        Yes I transplate both ways.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Erdogan should be held accountable and his terrorists killed in Turkey terrorist harbouring post.No more mercy for sultan devil Erdogan.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Turkey and its terrorists must be bomb together.

  • 1691

    Why do I find it hard to believe the ” sources loyal to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and reports in Russian social media.”?

  • Damien C

    I’ll wait for the official Russian statements rather than some mouthpiece of the head-choppers who have made many claims alledging the deaths of Russians before which turned out to be total B.S
    If it is true then it is sad for the families left behind that a parcel of murdering rats managed to kill their loved one aided and guided by Turkey Israel USA and Saudi trash masquerading as human beings

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The CIA and their Turkey lapdogs are pushing the so-far comatose Russians to the limit and will escalate the killing of Russian soldiers if there is no cost. This is an old model dating back to Afghanistan. Putin is a coward without any military experience and a third rate low level failed KGB hack whose only posting was in Dreden GDR under the Jew traitor Markus Wolf who hired him. Both sabotaged the USSR. Markus Wolf in his self-promoting book, “MAN WITHOUT A FACE” openly admits to undermining USSR and working for the Jew fucks and CIA. The Stasi was totally penetrated by Jews, just like Russia today. Putin is the biggest Jew scum in Russia so far.

      • John Brown

        Putin is a coward without any military experience, yet the Syrian army is making large rapid gains in territory and winning battles as you say this.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          That is a bizarre corollary, what does Putin have to do with Russian military performance? Putin has never served in the active military and was a junior third grade officer in the KGB and not considered good enough for any serious posting in any western city. He spent his time getting drunk in a small regional east German town of Dresden and even failed to see the Berlin wall coming down. Russian military if unleashed is perhaps the best in the world, soldier for soldier in the same league as Hezbollah or Ansarallah, but this Jew midget Putin is micro-managing the military.

          • John Brown

            You said Putin is a coward without any military experience and a third rate low level failed KGB. Implying Putins strategy in Syria is a failure so you started the the bizarre corollary and I pointed out your comment was bizarre as is your second comment where you seem to deny your first comment. Are you on Opioids?

          • Tudor Miron

            It’s very simple – they know that Putin is extremely dangerous for their NWO wet dreams. They use every opportunity to blame him for what he does and what he doesn’t. Some (Zionism is an example) try to pretend to be supporting Russia while trying to diminish support that Putin has. Their problem is that sane people are judging by facts and results. Facts and results show that their false allegations are empty and this is driving them mad :)

          • Nosferatu

            You are just dumb

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          With putin help.. don’t be ungrateful towards putin

    • d’Artagnan

      Turkey is the main conduit for Salafist terrorism now, the Saudis have more than their hands full in Yemen.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Are they sure they are not referring to ‘concussion’ of four service members?

    Obviously Russians have died in the past fighting ISIS and Al Qaeda (HTS) in Syria, but they have all been killed pursuing a state sanctioned, just-war against human garbage.

  • Vitex

    Only takes one mortar. They’re not superhuman. But if true, expect an uptick in the number of pin-point airstrikes on HTS mortar positions

    • Josiah Gaxx Isaboke

      Well, Americans survived numerous ballistic missile attacks on their base…Those ones are something! Here Russians died from ROCKET ATTACKS

      • d’Artagnan

        Americans were hiding in secure bunkers built by the Yugoslavs in the Saddam era. Russian Hmeimim Air Base is largely exposed and only prefabricated hangers are available with retaining blast proof walls now.

        • Josiah Gaxx Isaboke

          Did you read the article…DON’T PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO READ ANYMORE? The Russians died in ALEPPO…Not anywhere near their base. And if you bothered to watch news there was parts of the Iraqi base that caved and fell over some troops…What the interview on youtube on hoe the us troops survived the attack….You will get a clear picture. American Rambos don’t die right and that they can fight 5000 combatants without getting as much as a scratch….WE SEE THE COFFINS TRANSPORTED HOME EVERY OTHER WEEK…Do you want to claim it’s fruits being transported back to America too?

  • Popu Shimi

    fuck america and israel

  • Popu Shimi

    and fuck turkey

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Don’t just say it .. Popu do it 🖕🖕

  • Hellincorporated

    They died because Putin lied.

    • Z.P.

      This is Zionism = EVIL’s false account for trolling.
      Please flag that son of bitch.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        hahaha learn ENGLISH first Jew shithead!

        • Z.P.

          SNAKE and BACK STABBER
          is in your name in every language!

          • Zionism = EVIL

            No gibberish idiot, you are no Russian and a complete ranting moron. Seriously, get an education and at least learn English 101 on line :)

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Putin is Jew fuck, so what did you expect?

  • Hellincorporated

    They died because Putin lied.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Putin is a coward and Jew controlled low level ex-KGB corrupt Jew scum. Russian military has been shackled and simply is not even allowed to defend itself. He is too busy kissing Zionist arse and complimenting his Americunt “partners” while they kill brave Russian soldiers.

      • PZIVJ

        There you go again! Blaming Putin for everything. :(
        Still waiting for that report from N Yemen, is SF asleep?

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Putin is a Jew fuck you silly kids think he is some great hero. Putin is corrupt to the core.

        • Kananda

          putin is wrong

          • d’Artagnan

            The oligarchs still control Russia and Mr. Putin was promoted from an incongruous position in the Yelstin era to perhaps Peter Principle. Russia by historical inference is a authoritarian country that does not allow talent or diversity to flourish and that spelt doom for the USSR. That weakness still flourishes and Russia’s enemies exploit that.

          • Kananda

            exactly this is also my opinion

            you have a ponit!

      • Justin
  • Justin

    Imagine u are a russian pilot or special forces soldier! You are going to ask your superiors to do extra sorties, carry heavier bombs, allow u to make a statement which can undoubtedly be a Russian Statement! Terrorists have to pay a price! Terrorists have families too (im sorry to say). Maybe track them down and have their body parts delivered in pieces over a span of 5 years! But only the parts that are non vital! So they know they are alive but slowly being diced up over many years! With a message, “the next time u see a Russian vehicle, run away or kneel!”

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Not with the arsehole Putin in charge.

      • Justin
      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Putin did extraordinary things for 2 decades and he saved the Russians from that halfwit Yeltsin, and if not for Putin’s strategic thinking Russia would most likely have sold out to the US and Israel and become just another puppet democracy, but most importantly for me at least, he also defeated the LGBTQI movement in Russia way back in 2005/6, WHICH WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING HE DID TO PROTECT RUSSIA.
        So he’s been an incredibly effective leader right up until the Syrian war started, but since then he’s gone downhill so fast that I’m not even sure if he’s the same man anymore, maybe the real Putin died and they’ve just placed a look alike in his office.
        All the soviet leaders pre Gorbachev were respected and feared, but Gorbachev wasn’t feared at all, just respected [I respected him too], and Yeltsin was neither feared nor respected, just laughed at most of the time [I laughed at him and cried too], but Putin managed to get back the same respect and fear the Russian leadership was known for, and it’s been like that right up until the Syrian war started, but sadly now no one fears him at all anymore.
        They did for a while after he made his 2018 address to the nation speech [even I was scared], but since then he’s fast becoming a laughing stock in the same vain Yeltsin was, no one takes him seriously anymore.
        This last month we’ve seen some of Putin’s old decisiveness make a reappearance, and I’m hoping it’s here to stay too, a reappearance of the old respected and feared Putin that I used to admire is what we need right now, but we’ll find out what he’s made of soon enough, Erdogan and Putin will be having a big showdown soon so let’s see which man backs down first, I’m hoping it’s Erdogan but due to Putin’s past performances I wouldn’t be placing any bets on the outcome.

  • SnowCatzor

    Hopefully fake-news, HTS claim ‘Russian casualties’ all the time but are usually lying. Even if true, HTS are still going to be destroyed by the SAA’s offensive.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Aleppo’s fast becoming a graveyard, Russians, Syrians, Iranians, Lebanese, Palestinians, civilians, moderate opposition, terrorists, and most importantly, a graveyard for what was supposed to be an easy victory, who’s brilliant idea was it to open another front in Aleppo, march that genius out the back door and just shoot him.

  • Me&Myself None

    The problem is Putin seems soft, The Russian military could have finished that job long time ago, but Putin keeps insisting on giving Erdogan a seat on the table in deciding the future of Syria, while Assad does not want anything to do with Erdogan.

    • Z.P.

      If he “does not want anything to do with Erdogan
      Assad has right to chose but choice has consequence.
      In that case Assad has no right to ask Russia for help if he can’t push Turkey out of Syria later on.
      Russia is not Assad servant and not at disposition of keyboard warriors either.
      Who wants to fight Turks knows very well where they are.

      • Kananda

        You confirm in all your comments, that russia is not ally of syria. russia is dictator, nothing else. russia did not help Assad in the early beginning. russia sold out syrian oil, gas and water resources to syria´s enemies.

        if you do not want halp, go home, ivan! assad should ask americans, they have balls, army and money to keep syria in one piece.

        if russia is not able to help to sinble one little country, should accept the fat, tha is only local power, not global player.

        you ruskies are hated just therefore, that you never accepted, that other countries have also own interests. you see other countries as your slaves. but this will not accept no other country. therefore you lose always.

  • DannyC

    if it’s true that Russian soldiers were really killed, then Putin needs to really put Erdogan in his place or else it’ll continue

  • cechas vodobenikov

    the stupidity of many that post here is obvious…..for proof peruse the stupidities below
    …both of Putin’s daughter reside in Moscow
    …in the past 2 decades Putin has reduced the wealth and power of oligarchs by 50%
    …ony an idiot would advocate for Russia going to war about trivialities—well known is that the angloshere is myopic—civilized peoples take a long view…something amerikans cannot do
    ….the racist anti-semitic stupidities here r primitive—they speak volumes about many here

    • Z.P.

      This forum is mostly about Russia “going to war” for some non Russian interests.
      They all want Russia to fight their wars and accuse Russia for not doing that for interests of their side.
      Huge majority of the people here are irrational, blinded by the hate or some illusions about global “justice”.

  • Tudor Miron

    Rats are trying to show their US/UK masters that they’re earning their shekels. South Front – which exactly Russian social media is reporting those losses? Are you trying to push that Navalny type of garbage again?

    • Kananda

      The russian MoD confirmed this news.

      You lost.
      Again.

  • Trevor Gamble

    YES, HEARD A BOUNTY WAS PAID BY THE TURKISH FOR THE ORDERED EXECUTIONS IN COLD BLOOD OF UP TO SIX RUSSIAN SPETSNAZ FSB AND GRU OFFICERS. I AM VERY DISGUSTED TOO AT HEARING OF THIS. EXEMPLARY SPECIAL FORCES OFFICERS. DOES NOT MATTER IF ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE TO US! IT IS THE PRINCIPLE HERE! YOU DO NOT TARGET INDISCRIMINATELY FOR PAID MURDER BOUNTY OPPOSITES OF INTELLIGENCE RANKS. AT THEIR EXECUTION I HEAR BOUNTY WAS HONOURED BY TURKISH INTELLIGENCE ASSETS, OF THEIR STATE SECRET SERVICE APPARATUS. WITH MORE PROMISED. THE PEOPLE OF THE PRO TURKISH PROXY MILITIA WHO KILLED THESE MEN ARE TO BE HONOURED TOO I HEARD! THEY WERE CONGRATULATED BY SENIOR RANK OF TURKISH MILITARY FOR THIS MURDER! I AM FURIOUS! I CANNOT EXPLAIN HOW FURIOUS I AM HEARING OF THIS ALL!