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15 Russian mercenaries die in explosion at ammunition depot in Syria
11:31, 15 February 2018
15 Russian mercenaries die in explosion at ammunition depot in Syria

The incident occurred in Deir-ez-Zor province

11:31, 15 February 2018

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Fifteen Russian mercenaries deceased due to the blast at an ammunitions depot in Deir-ez-Zor province. Syrian observatory for human rights reported that on Thursday.

A group of the militants escorted government troops as they proceeded to oil and gas depots on the eastern banks of Euphrates river in Deir-ez-Zor. The explosion occurred at a local arms depot, located in the area held by the Syrian democratic forces that enjoy the U.S. support. 

The mercenaries apparently attempted to get a hand on the weapons, but they triggered an explosive device instead.

23 men deceased in the blast, inlcuding fifteen Russians and another eight local mercenaries of Bashaar al-Assad.   

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