'Russians killed' in US Syria air strikes

Published: 14 Feb 2018   

Online Desk

At least two Russian fighters were killed in US air strikes in north-eastern Syria last week, their associates have told the BBC.

The mercenaries are said to have been hired by private military firms backing Syrian pro-government troops.

Russia has not confirmed the deaths that were first reported by US media, saying such reports should not be treated as "primary sources".

The US says it killed more than 100 fighters in the strikes last week.

But Defence Secretary Jim Mattis insisted that despite the media reports he did not have information that "Russian contractors" were among the casualties,

"I can't give you anything on that, we have not received that word at Central Command or the Pentagon," he said.

Mother, daughter found dead in Bogra

Mother, daughter found dead in Bogra

A woman and her daughter were found dead at their ...

Malaysia PM calls for China’s help with fiscal problems

Malaysia PM calls for China’s help with fiscal problems

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on China’s top leadership to ...

Heat wave for couple of days

Heat wave for couple of days

Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over Rangpur, Rajshahi and ...

16 ministers from PM Imran Khan's cabinet sworn in

16 ministers from PM Imran Khan's cabinet sworn in

Sixteen members of Prime Minister Imran Khan's 21-strong cabinet took ...

Kerala flood relief teams rescue 22,000

Kerala flood relief teams rescue 22,000

Kerala flood relief teams rescue 22,000About 22,000 people were rescued ...

Pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat to mark most important day of Hajj

Pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat to mark most important day of Hajj

Around two million pilgrims have began ascending the plains of ...

Truck-microbus collision kills 6 in Feni

Truck-microbus collision kills 6 in Feni

At least six people were killed and seven others injured ...

2 ’drug traders’ killed in Feni ‘gunfight’ with RAB

2 ’drug traders’ killed in Feni ‘gunfight’ with RAB

Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight ...