Newsbrief: Bomb kills four Russians in Syria

by Bryce Johnson
edited by Austin Callaway

A bomb killed four Russians in Syria on Monday, February 20th according to the New York Times.

(Photo: New York Times)

Two other Russian servicemen were injured in the blast.

This is the largest loss of life forĀ Russia since it gettingĀ involved in the Syrian Civil War in the fall of 2015.

The six Russian military advisers were a part of a Syrian Army convoy when their car was blown up by a remote-controlled bomb.

The convoy was in central Syria on their way to the city of Homs.

The New York Times stated that Russia is in Syria, “with the stated purpose of providing air support to prop up the beleaguered forces of President Bashar al-Assad and to fight terrorism.” Their efforts have been quite successful to this point as Russian and Syrian forces have regained large portions of territory from rebels and Islamic State militants.

A total of 27 Russians have now been killed in combat in Syria, According to official statistics.

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