Two Russian soldiers killed in Syria's Hmeymim base

War / Terrorism 1/4/2018, 8:20 AM
Two Russian soldiers killed in Syria's Hmeymim base

Two Russian servicemen were killed during a shelling of the Hmeymim airbase in Syria on the last day of 2017, Russian Ministry of Defense stated on Thursday. "Terrorists shelled Syria's Hmeymim airbase at night, killing two Russian servicemen," the Russian Defense Minister said.

At the same time, the ministry dismissed earlier media allegations that seven Russian aircraft were destroyed during the same attack, referring to those reports as "fake." Yesterday, the ministry issued a statement revealing that a Russian Mi-24 helicopter crashed on December 31 while on its way to Hama airfield in Syria, killing both pilots.

TeleTrader Newsroom / FH

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