February 14, 2018 / 8:03 AM / 12 days ago

Russia calls reports of mass Syria casualties 'disinformation' - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Media reports about hundreds of Russians killed while fighting in Syria is “classic disinformation”, Russia’s RIA news agency quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry source as saying on Wednesday.

Associates of Russian military contractors fighting alongside government forces in Syria have said there were large-scale casualties among the contractors when U.S.-led coalition forces clashed with pro-government forces in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province on Feb. 7

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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