Says the London-based group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 15 Russian employees of a private military company were killed in the Syrian province of Deir AZ-Zour in the explosion at the ammunition depot.
According to this information, the mercenaries tried to get to the warehouse, located in the village of Tabia Jazeera, however, was undermined on a mine-stretching. In total, killed 23 supporters of the regime of Bashar Assad.
The head of the SOHR, Rami Abdel Rahman noted that the Russian private military companies are used primarily for protection of oil and fuel infrastructure. He recalled that the previous incident was linked to an attempt to establish control over such objects.
Recall, on 8 February, the US reported that supporters of the regime of Bashar al-Assad attempted to attack the positions, which were the Kurdish militia and the U.S. military. The attack was repulsed with the application of force and accurate artillery, the attackers suffered significant losses.
In the comments it was noted that the Assad regime seeks to establish control over the oil field, located in the district of Kusama. The field, which became one of the main sources of income of ISIS, was liberated by the Kurds in September 2017.
The us military is not specified, participated in the attack Shiite
fighters and the Russian mercenaries. However, the possible participation of the Russians hired private companies were given special attention.
10 Feb former leader of Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine Igor Strelkov (Girkin) reported hundreds of dead and wounded Russians from the battle group «Wagner.» But documentary evidence regarding such losses were reported.
However, on 13 February, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov denied information about the mass losses of the Russian mercenaries. He urged journalists «to take seriously the description of these potentially important episodes not even be in the thrall of distorted data».