This was a classic ambush by US war criminals. They targeted troops in stationary position, not on the move. That video posted before, shows airstrike on group of people in middle of SAA controlled village. It is obvious that SDF attacked SAA and SAA responded, in the same time out of nowhere all that aviation power appeared, yeah right.
miketheterrible wrote:So you link fucking Western fake news garbage that Russian MoD confirmed it, but provided no Russian links regarding it?
I am still to see a single cell phone image of a dead Russian merc. It is clear that this story is being manipulated to meddle in
the Russian presidential election.
Yea, like Putin can lose. He will get 82% of votes instead of 83% because of this, get real.
Also, we should keep in mid that there were some people from ukraina and other places, not just Russia. So Whole number may be around 5 Russian, it can easily be around 10/15 PMC guys. And that number of 100 dead Russians is classis disinformation spread by media, they just counted all SAA and other militias casualties in that numbers/s.
U.S. Strikes and Russian PMC Casualties in Syria – Fact vs Fiction
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Actual casualties among PMCs in this episode are likely somewhere on the order of 13-15 dead and a relatively equal number wounded. Closer to a dozen than dozens. The casualties from this strike are spread between a Syrian unit known as ISIS Hunters (~20 KIA) and the bulk among SAA units which seemed to include some percentage of local fighters from the area (these numbers might be around 40). There is word of a Syrian brigadier killed as well along with the SAA soldiers. More than likely this was an element of Syria’s 5th Assault Corps supported by PMCs. The 13-15 PMC casualties are also not all necessarily Russian, but thus far all the confirmed dead are. A good number seem to be Cossacks, and many are fighters who previously were part of separatist formations in the Donbas, either directly on behalf of DNR or under contract as mercs.