Russian general Asapov killed in Syria

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As reported by Russian Defense Ministry, the commander of the group of Russian military advisers Lieutenant General Valery Asapov was killed during the operation in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.

“As a result of a sudden mortar shelling by ISIS fighters, Lieutenant General Valery Asapov was mortally wounded by a mine explosion,” says the message received on Sunday.

It was specified that “the commander of the group of Russian military advisers Lieutenant-General Asapov was at the command post of the Syrian troops, assisting the Syrian commanders in the administration of the operation to liberate the city of Deir ez-Zor.”

The command presented the deceased “to a high state award posthumously.”

Source: Interfax