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Western media noted the successful actions of Russian special forces in Syria

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Russian special forces effectively acted in Syria, having managed to achieve good results with low losses, acknowledged the American resource Strategy Page, citing Western military observers.


Western media noted the successful actions of Russian special forces in Syria


"Russia brought to Syria several thousand of its special forces, both current and retired (the latter - as part of the PMCs)," - the newspaper newspaper states Look.

Moreover, the name of the Russian special operations forces is given in the transcription - Spetsnaz.

The resource notes that Russian special forces "rarely took direct part in armed clashes - unlike campaigns in Afghanistan and the Caucasus." The reason for this is Russia's desire to avoid losses.

“Officially, the participation of Russian special forces in Syria has been recognized since the 2015 of the year, but there is information that the MTRs have already operated there the year before. Russia reports little about what special forces are doing in Syria, which is a common situation, ”the material says.

The first task of the specialists was to train Syrian colleagues and assist in the hunt for key IG leaders (the group is banned in the Russian Federation). “Any successes were also not advertised, which, again, is pretty standard for covert operations involving commandos,” the author writes.

According to him, it was much more difficult to hide the role of the special forces (especially PMCs) "in helping to improve security around high-ranking government officials in Damascus." But this operation was also a success, recognizes the publication.

Russia also sent sniper specialists to Syria, many of them were special forces, the publication said. According to the resource, they "basically served as instructors for the Syrian army snipers and created a program to select the shooters for this role."

The publication also notes that after 2015, new Russian sniper rifles were noticed in Syria.
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  1. kapitan92
    kapitan92 30 January 2018 12: 00
    +7
    Russian special forces have done and are doing their job! One cannot but notice the "work" of our guys from PMCs. PMCs in Russia to be !!! : good
    1. The black
      The black 30 January 2018 12: 09
      +4
      Quote: kapitan92
      One cannot but notice the "work" of our guys from PMCs. PMCs in Russia to be !!! :

      Well, there are not only "our" guys winked ... although essentially yes, ours (but this is only today)smile.
      1. kapitan92
        kapitan92 30 January 2018 12: 25
        +4
        Quote: Black
        Quote: kapitan92
        One cannot but notice the "work" of our guys from PMCs. PMCs in Russia to be !!! :

        Well, there are not only "our" guys winked ... although essentially yes, ours (but this is only today)smile.

        Vyacheslav hi Even if there are “not ours” in the Russian PMCs, but for all 100 they fulfill their tasks and serve Russia, I don’t see anything terrible. It is necessary to legalize and de jure formalize what already exists de facto. (IMHO) drinks
        1. cniza
          cniza 30 January 2018 13: 32
          +2
          It would be strange if our special forces were not there.
  2. The black
    The black 30 January 2018 12: 00
    +2
    Let them envy silently ..... well, to be sure, there is little information, so .... intelligence loves silence
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 30 January 2018 15: 06
      +4
      If the MTR, then no relation to intelligence, sort of? And if STI (in the usual sense), then what does the MTR have to do with it? laughing In a word, mixed in the article, shopper! It is another matter that there were both MTRs and Special Forces there, but obviously with different tasks. Although who will now analyze them? laughing drinks
  3. Berber
    Berber 30 January 2018 12: 01
    +1
    What’s called - run-in in a combat situation. This is of course good, only the dead are a pity. Well, you need to understand that they are fighting so that the war does not come to our land.
    1. The black
      The black 30 January 2018 12: 23
      +1
      Quote: BerBer
      What’s called - run-in in a combat situation. This is of course good.

      I agree.
      only dead sorry
      It's a pity. But in war this is inevitable
      they fight so that war does not come to our land

      It is unlikely .... they are fighting for our geopolitical interests, gas, oil, etc ......
      1. Berber
        Berber 30 January 2018 12: 56
        +2
        It is better to defend interests somewhere in Syria than on our territory. If we do not defend there, then they will definitely come to us.
  4. Terenin
    Terenin 30 January 2018 12: 03
    +5
    Real successes speak for themselves, and imaginary ones cannot even be pushed through the media
  5. cedar
    cedar 30 January 2018 12: 08
    +2
    PMCs and Special Forces are different military structures. The former are a private military company, the latter are special forces of the RF Armed Forces, that is, the state. It is good that we have these two unique instruments of state foreign policy, and their effective activity has been noticed and recognized by our partners in the Middle East sparring ...
  6. san4es
    san4es 30 January 2018 12: 21
    +5
    Any successes were also not advertised, which, again, is pretty standard for covert operations

    ... this work soldier
  7. Egorovich
    Egorovich 30 January 2018 12: 26
    +3
    The Wagner guys worked wonderfully to destroy the ISIS leaders. And especially in this, the international special forces, assembled from former participants in the war in Afghanistan, succeeded. Where it was hard there they were. In such special groups, there were about 3000 people.
  8. Chaos
    Chaos 30 January 2018 12: 38
    +1
    Here it is, the elite of the RF Armed Forces, and they don’t bathe in fountains, unlike some
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 30 January 2018 15: 08
      +3
      Who told you this? On August 2, SPN is also celebrated. Another thing is that not everyone likes cold water laughing drinks
  9. Dadsanya
    Dadsanya 30 January 2018 12: 48
    0
    Our special forces are the best in the world!
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 30 January 2018 15: 14
      +3
      It is difficult to compare intelligence (if we are talking about military special forces), because, as it was rightly noted here, intelligence loves silence and does not advertise its successes.
  10. mihey
    mihey 30 January 2018 13: 03
    +3
    And we also have DOSAAF, which trained those who later came to Spetsnaz and were STROYBAT (well, these are generally beyond) repeat
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