Two Russian military servicemen have been killed as a result of mortar shelling launched by a group of militants in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. One more soldier remains in the hospital. Doctors are struggling to save his life.
“Two Russian servicemen were killed in the Syrian Arab Republic as a result of an attack by militants… A mortar shelll explosion killed the two Russian servicemen. Military medics are struggling for the life of a wounded Russian serviceman,” the statement reads.
The servicemen were serving as military advisors within Syrian forces, according to the statement.
The Russian Defense Ministry has not clarified where the incident took place.
Earlier this week, reports about new casualties among the Russian military servicemen deployed in Syria appeared in some Russian media outlets.