"In late February, three Russian servicemen got ambushed by a group of militants while returning by car after the delivery of humanitarian aid to one of the settlements in the province of Deir ez-Zor in the daytime. The Russian servicemen went missing after a fighting that took place", the statement said.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, an armed gang involved in the attack on a vehicle with Russian servicemen in Syria in late February has been eliminated.
"As a result of a joint operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces and special forces, an armed gang, consisting of over 30 militants, that was involved in the attack on a vehicle with Russian servicemen has been eliminated", the statement said. "The bodies of the killed servicemen have been delivered to the Russian Federation," the statement added.
After regaining most of the territories seized by terrorists, the Syrian government is now focused on creating favorable conditions for repatriating refugees. Moscow is assisting Damascus in this process, along with providing humanitarian aid to civilians and being a guarantor of the ceasefire.
Syria has been engulfed in a civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition factions and terrorist groups. The conflict has significantly worsened the humanitarian situation in the Arab republic and forced millions of people to leave their place of permanent residence or even flee the country.
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