The Russian defence ministry did not respond to Reuters questions about casualties in Syria.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova emphasized, however, that the five victims weren't Russian servicemen.
Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia last week said that it was "not realistic" to impose a ceasefire because armed groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces were unlikely to uphold it. Russia has resorted to its veto power at the council 11 times to block resolutions targeting its Syrian ally.
"All of this is subject to confirmation, particularly whether they are all citizens of Russian Federation or other countries..."
Russian Federation on Thursday accused the USA of arming Kurds across Iraq. Predominant anti-Russian tendencies in Washington's policies will scarcely subside before the midterms scheduled for November, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Euronews channel on Friday.
Russian forces are supporting the Syrian government in its fight against opposition groups, some of which are backed by the United States, and elements of both sides are fighting the last remnants of the Islamic State group in Syria.
"I will not speculate on the composition of this force or whose control they were under", said Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command.
Citing an unnamed US official and three Russians it said were familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported on February 13 that "U.S. forces killed scores of Russian contract soldiers" in the incident. They are employed by a secretive Russian company known as Wagner.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing a re-election vote on March 18 and any reports of large numbers of Russian deaths in Syria could create a public relations problem for him. "And if some officials in this country find this very hard - no one forces them to stay in power".
Canada loses 7-6 to Sweden in women's Olympic curling
Four years later in Sochi, that was reduced to 3-1 in the semifinal. "I'd like to have that second one back", Dalton said. It marked the first time since the 1994 Games that Canada fielded a team that wasn't made up of NHLers.
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Alexander Baunov, an analyst with the Carnegie Moscow Center, said the government would wait out the uproar to minimize the political damage. "I don't have any reporting that some Russians, non-Russian Federation soldiers, but Russian contractors, were among the casualties".
The push for oil assets appears to have been the top mission for Russian private contractors in Syria.
The reports of Russian deaths in the incident in Deir al-Zor come amid persistent tension in U.S.
It was unclear why pro-government forces acted so brazenly on February 7 despite facing the obvious risk of a punishing USA counterstrike.
The coalition warned the Russian military and proceeded to strike the formation, killing up to 100 people.
The US said it called the Russian military to inform it of the strike before letting loose what multiple reports called a significant air offensive.
So how do we know the Russians attacked USA forces in Deir ez-Zor deliberately?
"A U.S. taskforce and other units are illegally staying in Syria, without any invitation from the legitimate government in it or a United Nations Security Council mandate", Lavrov said in an interview with the Euronews television channel. "I'd like to emphasize once again that we're not talking about Russian military personnel", reported The Moscow Times.
Canikli said he presented documents to Mattis proving "organic" links between the YPG and Kurdish rebels in Turkey.
Hanyu's sensational performance in the short program, where he scored 111.68 points, meant he was favorite to win gold . But on the final night of the competition, Chen produced the performance of his life to fall just short of the medals.
She drove separately from the President to the US Capitol to attend the State of the Union address on January 30. When he would travel with McDougal, he would have her book and pay for her own flights before reimbursing her.
Last month, the government changed tack, announcing the release of hundreds of political prisoners and promising further reforms. Ethiopia is a key US ally in its battle against al-Qaeda in the Horn of Africa .
Oxfam also vowed to quickly publish its 2011 internal investigation into staff involved in sexual and other misconduct in Haiti . The scandal is a major blow to Oxfam, which relies on public and corporate donations as well as government funding.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will soon debut at Disney Parks and allow guests to immerse themselves in the world of the films. If you were born in the 90's or you're a Disney film junkie, then you probably love the Toy Story films.
In October, after McCain delivered an excoriation of Trump in Philadelphia, Romney lavished praise on the speech. And while Trump has been critical of immigration, Romney made a point to mention the topic in a positive light.
So I said we should do nothing because if we react to this, now any time somebody says something about the Lakers, we gotta react. But everybody else was trying to make a big deal out of it. 'I want all my three boys to play for the Lakers.
If untreated, complications can arise from the flu such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections , and ear infections. Healthy adults under 65 probably don't need them, however, because they're not at a high risk for pneumococcal disease.
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Its capacity will be 18 million tonnes of LNG per year (three trains each with the capacity of 6 million tonnes per year). Brent crude, the global benchmark, rose 32 cents to$64.68 as of 0943 GMT, extending the previous session's gain of $1.64.
Winter Weather Advisory issued until 1 pm Saturday
Monday night as arctic high pressure settles over the state, lows will range from -10 to perhaps colder than -30 in a few spots. The National Weather Service says multiple winter systems will bring heavy winds and waves of snow to the Inland NW.
Ethiopia declares state of emergency
The government previously imposed a state of emergency in October 2016, which was lifted in August previous year . That state of emergency led to the arrest of more than 22,000 people and severely affected business .
PNB fraud: UCO Bank says has $411.82 mn outstanding exposure
The CBI has also filed a fresh FIR against Choksi and Gitanjali Gems , the company he promoted, PTI quoted officials as saying. The Special Court observed that the charges leveled against the accused were "very serious" and sent them in police custody.
Wales hit by strongest quake in 100 years
Footage taken at Swansea University, near the epicentre of the quake, shows students and staff outside the campus. An incredible, rare quake has struck Wales and southwest England measuring 4.2 on the richter scale.
Wall St opens higher, eyeing 5th day of gains
That's the most in a year, and it sent bond yields and gold prices higher. "But much like yesterday, the market's shaking it off". Facebook FB.O jumped 3.7 percent while Amazon.com AMZN.O and Apple AAPL.O both rose more than 1.8 percent.