Russia denies execution of its soldier by ISIS in Syria

The Russian Ministry of Defense refuted the claim that ISIS terrorists had captured and executed a Russian soldier in Syria, Interfax reports.

“All military personnel of the Russian Armed Forces group in Syria are alive, healthy, and are carrying out tasks in the fight against international terrorism within their subdivisions,” the Russian Defense Ministry stated.

The Russian Defense ministry condemned “the actions of the independent media, which regularly circulates the information output of international terrorist groups”.

On Tuesday “Islamic State” terrorists distributed a video online showing the execution of a supposed Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria. In the 12 minute Russian-language video, a kneeling man in a red sweater urges other Russian agents in Syria to surrender.

  Russia, Syria, ISIS