Two Russian Special Fores officers were killed in Syria, Russian media reported in July.
According to the recently revealed information, four Russian military servicemen were allegedly targeted by a land mine explosion in June, 2016. One of them, Oleg Arhireev, was killed on the scene. Three others suffered wounds. Sergey Pechalnov died from wounds in Moscow hospital few days later.
According to reports in Russian media, the servicemen were in a reconnisance raid while the incident took place. The servicemen were deployed in the country as a part of the contingent involved in activies of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic.
The Russian Defense Ministry has not commented on the issue.