September 4, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Two Russian mercenaries have been killed in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, the Russian Defense Ministry revealed on Monday.
According to the ministry, the mercenaries were escorting a convoy of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties before it got struck by an ISIS mortar shelling.
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“The motor convoy came under mortar shelling by Islamic State terrorists in the province of Deir ez-Zor. As a result of shelling, one serviceman was killed and another one was badly wounded,” the ministry said.
“The wounded serviceman was promptly taken to hospital but died of deadly wounds, despite efforts taken by medics,” the statement continued.
The men were recommended for state decorations, TASS said.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.