Speculations About “Russian Casualties” Surface After Blast Reportedly Hits Barracks Of 5th Assault Corps Near Deir Ezzor

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Speculations About "Russian Casualties" Surface After Blast Reportedly Hits Barracks Of 5th Assault Corps Near Deir Ezzor

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During the past two days, speculations and rumors about new “Russia casualties” surfaced in a number of Syrian media outlets after an IED blast had reportedly hit barracks of the 5th Assault Corps of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the province of Deir Ezzor.

According to a version “popular” among pro-opposition media outlets and activists, the blast hit a “HQ” of the Russian military near the Panorama checkpoint southwest of Deir Ezzor city killing at least 5 Russian fighters and injuring multiple Syrian and Russian troops. However, no of the sources spreading these rumors was able to provide any evidence (photo or video) confirming this incident.

The only thing, which may contribute to this speculations, is that the blast targeted the 5th Assault Corps (reportedly its unit known as ISIS Hunters), which is known for being a Russian-supported military formation. Some pro-government sources even claimed that there had been no blast near the barracks. According to this version, the blast was caused by an SAA decision to eliminate a number of IEDs, which had been recently found in the liberated areas.

False rumors contributing to the mainstream media narrative play an important role in the ongoing propaganda war over the Syrian conflict. The February 2018 story with “scores” of killed “Russian fighters” is one of the most  prominent examples how unconfirmed speculations can reach a wide  international audience.

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  • Barba_Papa

    Fake news is only an issue when the Western powers that be feel they are targeted. If they use it themselves then its not a problem.

    • d’Artagnan

      It is their wishful thinking to kill Russians. They will reap a whirlwind from Afghanistan,Iraq to Syria soon. This is psy-ops at a delusional level.

    • Jens Holm

      I dont see that at all. Others are much worse. Why dont russians, SAA and the whole flee markets of them here rapport from DEZ.

      They could verify or the opposite. Why dont they.

      Hard to see west mixted into that at all.

      Above I see se the own memorty lack about russians losses there at february. Even official papers and pictures by Russians themselves are shown, those losses are denied.

  • EmilyEnso

    If 5 Russians are dead..
    I want to see 1000 dead terrorists for each one.
    That is how you win….

    • d’Artagnan

      Well American cowards are suffering daily casualties at the hands of their ANA insider attacks in Afghanistan. A major from Utah was killed just a few hours ago and another severely wounded. US occupation forces will soon feel the heat in Iraq too.

      • EmilyEnso

        Thats what happens when you occupy someone else’s country without invitation and start killing its people and start arming, training and financing islamic mercenaries to take it over.
        Thats what happens when you decide to plunder a country and steal its resources…..by armed mass murder….
        I would hope I had the courage to fight back too.

        • Potato Potato

          Lets not kid ourselves, Taliban are radical Islamist filth too.

          • EmilyEnso

            Yep
            I am sure they are.
            But it is at least their country

          • Jens Holm

            Well, its not theirs alone. At least 1/3 are not related to fx Pakistanis as them at all.

          • EmilyEnso

            Alone or not they live there.
            Remind me where the US military live?

          • jorge

            d’Artagnan only spoke of insider attackers, I don’t know if they were talibans.

          • Jens Holm

            Its like ISIS, Qaida and fx before the civile war PKK both ways as well as have been changing during time.

        • jorge

          Well, if we suppose 4 millions of vitnamese dead (and for all vietnamese, even the US mercenaries), and we divide by 50 thousands of yankee death casualties (were more), that gives 80/1.

          • EmilyEnso

            Um
            We must then bear in mind another factor.
            The Americans should never have been in Vietnam.
            The Russian invited into Syria and with good reason.
            Perhaps that is a mitigating thought for accepting that the differential is fair enough?.

          • Jens Holm

            In Syria or what ?

        • Jens Holm

          Nothing is worth stealing in Syria apart from a few dates or like that for Christmas.

          • EmilyEnso

            OIl and oil pipelines
            Thats all.

      • Jens Holm

        I really dont get, why Americans are in that at all. Informations and lack of dont come from them at all but Yours.

    • jorge

      87,000 terrorists eliminated versus less than 120 russians death casualties (I think they have announced 112, but I’m not sure), since 2015. And 87,000 / 112 = 776.

      • EmilyEnso

        Thanks for that interesting statistic.
        Now that is a not bad start….
        But a Russian is worth a darn sight more than that.
        776 terrorist filth?
        That all.?
        Not in my book.
        Could do better – a lot better methinks…or so I would like to see.
        Fingers crossed.

  • Merijn

    How nice will it be when all the AngloZioNazi-Backed-Trained-Financed-NATO Supported-Headchoppers including their Western Massmurdering Psychopathic Buddies are Exterminated…

    • Jens Holm

      Hard to connect this to the article at all.

  • d’Artagnan

    This is part of desperate US losers psy-ops and propaganda to prop up their headchopper proxies who are being whacked by SAA, Russia and their allies. The draft dodging coward geezer buffoon Bolton was in Yerevan a coup of weeks ago and threatened Armenia to withdraw its small continent supporting its Russians, Iranians and SAA allies, but was politely told to fuck off. The US is desperate to cause Russian casualties but will reap what it sows as Afghanistan is showing.

  • Redadmiral

    Let’s not speculate about speculations.

    • d’Artagnan

      This is no speculation:
      KABUL, Afghanistan — A Utah mayor serving in Afghanistan as a Major was reportedly
      killed and another service member was wounded when an Afghan commando
      opened fire on them on Saturday in Kabul. The US occupation forces are suffering daily casualties at the hands of their Afghan “allies”. Maj. Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was killed instantly while another captain was severely wounded.

      • Jens Holm

        And none other dies in the whole Afghanistan, which shold not. QED. You oneeyed fool.

  • Jens Holm

    I agree. We get less confirms then needed, and do not know if its true or fake.