27 Feb '18, 3pm

WSJ via SWJ - In Syria, a Russian Ex-Commando Dies in the Shadows

Igor Kosoturov died as he fought: in the shadows. Word of the 45-year-old’s death on a distant Syrian battlefield earlier this month reached his hometown here on the slopes of Russia’s Ural Mountains by a circuitous—and informal—route. There was no official notification, no thanks from a grateful nation. Instead, there was a message from a comrade-in-arms, relayed via fighters in Ukraine, that Mr. Kosoturov was killed in a U.S. airstrike . A former special-forces soldier in the Russian military who later fought in eastern Ukraine, Mr. Kosoturov was in Syria as a member of a private military company known as the Wagner group, his friends say. According to two Russian officials and a former member, the Wagner group was sent there by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin and the most prominent of the 13 Russians indicted this month for interfering in the...

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