On April 17, ISIS claimed that its fighters had killed two Russian special forces operatives during clashes in Syria’s central region.
In a statement released by the Amaq news agency, the group claimed that two operatives were killed during a failed air landing in the outskirts of the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern countryside of Homs.
The operatives’ unit landed from a helicopter and engaged in a heated battle with a group of ISIS terrorists who were at the time operating in the area.
According to Amaq, the battle ended with the killing of two Russian operatives and the injury of several others. The helicopter was also damaged.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and many other source reported a series of Russian airstrikes on ISIS cells in central Syria in the last 48 hours. However, no clashes were mentioned.
ISIS cells in the central region sustained some heavy losses in the last few months as a result of operations carried out by Syrian pro-government forces and the Russian Aerospace Forces.
The terrorist group’s claims are yet to be verified. These claims may be nothing but a propaganda stunt. The Ministry of Defense of Russia, which usually acknowledges any human losses in Syria, is yet to comment on these claims.
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