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'Hundreds of Russians' killed in Syria several weeks ago, - Pompeo
22:59, 12 April 2018

'Hundreds of Russians' killed in Syria several weeks ago, - Pompeo

The U.S. officially confirms Russian casualties in the previous fight

22:59, 12 April 2018

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'A couple of hundreds of Russians' deceased in action in the February fight in Deir-ez-Zor, Syria. Mike Pompeo, CIA leader and President Donald Trump's candidate for the U.S. Secretary of State said that during the Senate hearing devoted to his nomination for this office. 

According to Time, Pompeo 'offered the confirmation in response to questions about the U.S. relationship with Russia'. 'In Syria, now, a handful of weeks ago the Russian met their match. A couple hundred Russians were killed', the outlet wrote, quoting the official's reply to the question whether the White House is going to toughen the anti-Russian sanctions.

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The foreign media reported that dozens or hundreds of Russian mercenaries might have died in action in Deir-ez-Zor on early February 8; however, the U.S. government has not confirmed any casualties among the Russian military there - until now.

Earlier, CNN released the footage from the drone, showing the consequences of the strike landed by the U.S.-led international coalition in Deir-ez-Zor on February 7. The TV channel managed to confirm the names of several deceased Russians. Many of the mercenaries who went to Syria, were the members of ultranationalist groups who previously fought in eastern Ukraine on the side of pro-Kremlin militants.  

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