23 Jun '16, 12am

Islamic State claims 3 Russian soldiers killed in Syria

Three Russian soldiers were allegedly killed when a roadside bomb exploded in northern Syria, according to Amaq News Agency, which is one of the Islamic State’s main propaganda arms. The claim could not be independently verified. Amaq posted a series of photos and documents that it says were taken from a slain Russian’s cell phone. The images can be seen below. Amaq has also produced a short video allegedly showing the charred remains of the Russians’ vehicle. Screen shots from the video can also be seen at the end of this article. The Islamic State says the improvised explosive device (IED) was implanted along the Ithriya-Raqqa road, which connects the provinces of Hama and Raqqa. The road has been the site of multiple clashes between the jihadists and forces loyal to Bashar al Assad’s regime. Amaq has produced a steady stream of propaganda from the fighting. The Syrian r...

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