Russians dead in 'battle' in Syria's east

Russians dead in 'battle' in Syria's eastRussian citizens died last week in eastern Syria, where a US-led coalition bombed pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its local allies, groups representing them said Monday. Vladimir Loginov, a 52-year-old from Russia’s western Kaliningrad region “died in an unequal battle in the area of Syria’s Deir Ezzor,” according to a statement by the Baltic Cossack Union in Kaliningrad. The statement said Loginov was “heroically defending our Motherland in its far reaches from crazy savages” when he was killed on February 7.

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