The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the killing of one of its soldiers and the wounding of 3 others, as a result of targeting a Russian military police patrol with a car bomb in the Syrian province of Hasaka.
Russian media quoted the Defense Ministry as saying, “After the explosion, a Russian soldier died of his wounds. Three people who were with him in the vehicle were taken to a medical facility, where they received the necessary care.”
For its part, Syrian Kurdish media sources stated that the incident was caused by the explosion of a mine in a Russian armored vehicle in al-Darbasiyah area in al-Hasakah govern orate, within the areas under the control of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces.
The Russian military intervention in Syria in September 2015 changed the course of the war, allowing the Assad regime to achieve decisive victories and restore lands that had been controlled by armed and jihadist factions.
In August 2020, a Russian general was killed and two soldiers were wounded when an explosive device exploded as their car passed near Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria.
And weeks before that, 3 Russian soldiers were wounded by a bomb explosion when their car passed in northwestern Syria, where they were participating in a joint patrol with Turkish forces.