Russian general killed fighting Islamic in Syria

A Russian standard turned into killed whilst battling Islamic nation group militants near the jap Syrian town of Deir Ezzor, Moscow’s defence ministry said Sunday.

“division widespread Valeri Assapov was killed when a shell exploded at some stage in shelling through IS opponents,” the ministry became quoted as announcing via neighborhood media, including that the officer turned into serving as an marketing consultant to Syrian authorities troops.

The ministry said Assapov would be posthumously adorned for his carrier.

Deir Ezzor province, on Syria’s eastern border with Iraq, is wealthy with oil and gas fields that served as a key sales circulate for IS at the peak of its power.

Russia intervened in support of the Damascus government in September 2015 and has been supporting regime forces in an assault on Deir Ezzor from the west.

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