Two men who appeared in a video posted by Daesh last month are believed to have been members of a shadowy mercenary force known as “Wagner” which the Russian army has been using to assist in its operations in Syria.
The men named Roman Vasilievich Zabolotny and Grigory Mikhailovich Surkanov were captured near the eastern city of Deir Ez-Zor. However, the Russian Defence Ministry denied that any of its soldiers were missing. Yet, the men’s relatives and friends told the Russian media that they did not go to Syria with the Russian army, but as members of the Wagner group.
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Source: Middle East Monitor