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    Russian Defense Ministry Confirms Death of Serviceman in Syria

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    A Russian contract serviceman committed suicide at the Hmeymim airbase in Syria after an argument with his girlfriend.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the suicide of a contract serviceman at the Hmeymim airbase. The contract serviceman, who served at the airbase as a technical expert, committed suicide during rest time after duty," the ministry's press service said.

    All details regarding the tragedy are currently under investigation.

    According to preliminary information obtained from messages on the serviceman's phone, he was having relationship problems, the ministry said.

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