After initially denying that Russian citizens were among the mercenaries killed in an attack on a US-held base last week, the Kremlin has admitted that the fighters were indeed Russians - though they were not there officially, it said. Picture shows a regime air strike on the rebel-held town of Hamouria, Eastern Ghouta. Photo: AFP

Russia admits ‘several dozen’ of its citizens were mercenaries killed in assault on US-held Syrian base

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After initially denying that Russian citizens were among the mercenaries killed in an attack on a US-held base last week, the Kremlin has admitted that the fighters were indeed Russians - though they were not there officially, it said. Picture shows a regime air strike on the rebel-held town of Hamouria, Eastern Ghouta. Photo: AFP
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