Russian media say an unknown number of private Russian military contractors have been killed by a US strike on a government base in Syria.
If confirmed, the news from Tuesday could further inflame tensions between Russia and the US.
Russian media also cited unconfirmed claims that overall casualties could be as high as 200, the majority Russians. These claims cannot be verified.
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Foreign Ministry refutes reports about Russians killed in Syria
MOSCOW, February 14. /TASS/. Reports on hundreds or dozens of Russians killed in Syria are misinformation, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS on Wednesday.
“Reports on hundreds, dozens fatalities in Syria disseminated by some Western media outlets are classic misinformation,” the source said.