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26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in Daesh attack

26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in Daesh attack

BEIRUT: At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in a Daesh attack earlier this week in Syria’s eastern desert, a monitor said Sunday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the extremists had targeted a group of Syrian and allied Russian troops in Deir Ezzor province on Wednesday.

Russia’s defence ministry said Sunday four Russian servicemen had been killed in an incident in Deir Ezzor but did not give a date.

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