According to a Russian Ministry of Defense statement on Tuesday, two Russian soldiers were killed in Syria due to shelling.
Those killed were serving as military instructors within a unit of the Syrian forces, according to the statement.
The unit came under mortar shelling launched by “a group of militants.”
“Two Russian servicemen were killed in a mortar shell explosion,” the ministry said, adding that one more serviceman is currently fighting for his life.
The details of the incident as well as the identity of the soldiers has not been disclosed.