The defense Ministry called fake reports of the deaths of five Russian military in Syria

Igor Konashenkov

The official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov refuted some media reports about the deaths of five Russian military in Syria. On Sunday, February 5, reports “Interfax”.

Major-General called this information is bogus and the “next information spreading”.

“All Russian military personnel in the Syrian Arab Republic, alive, healthy and continue to perform their tasks”, — said the major-General.

Earlier, several media outlets, including the portal Orient News, reported the death of five Russian soldiers. It was noted that the military car was blown up in 25 kilometers South of Latakia. The incident allegedly occurred last night.

Russia strikes on terrorist groups in Syria from 30 September 2015, expanding on the basis Hamim the brigade special purpose (currently has 44 aircraft and 16 helicopters). With the request for military assistance to counter the militants, including the “Islamic state” and banned in Russia “dzhebhat an-Nusra”, Moscow asked Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.