A chilling video from Syria surfaced this week, showing Russian nationals torturing a prisoner with a sledgehammer.

I say nationals because while we clearly hear them speak Russian, it is unclear if they are members of the Russian armed forces or members of a Russian PMC known as Wagner.  That would make a small difference though, since Wagner is very tight with the Russian state, their only reason of existence is to provide the Russians with deniability.

A severed head can be seen in the video right next to the prisoner.

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