Chechen commandos fighting in Syria alongside Russian troops, leader says
Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov said during an appearance on Russian television that Chechen special forces are fighting alongside Russian troops in Syria, and that they have suffered casualties. He did not specify the location of the deployment or the fronts where they have fought. The Chechen special forces brigades are an integral part of the Russian military as Chechnya is part of Russia. Some of the units, disguised as volunteer fighters, fought in eastern Ukraine in recent months.