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    Russian Embassy in Damascus Denies Report of Russians Being Killed in Syria

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    Russia's Embassy in Damascus said Tuesday it is unaware of three Russian citizens allegedly being killed in Syria, dismissing recent media claims.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An embassy spokesperson dismissed recent media reports that three Russian citizen were killed in Syria.

    "There is no information about the alleged deaths of three Russians or three Russian servicemen in Syria, we have no information on what was reported by Reuters," the spokesperson told RIA Novosti, adding that this resembles another piece of disinformation.

    Earlier, Reuters reported that at least three Russian nationals had been killed and several more wounded when a shell hit their position in the coastal province of Latakia.


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