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Russia denies one of its servicemen executed in Syria by Islamic State

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s defence ministry denied on Tuesday that a Russian serviceman had been captured and executed by the Islamic State group in Syria, Russian news agencies reported.

The U.S.-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday that Islamic State had issued a video showing the beheading of someone it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria.

The Russian defence ministry did not reply to a Reuters request seeking comment.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Christian Lowe

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