Russian General killed in Syria fighting

Russian General killed in Syria fighting

Srinagar: The Russian Defense Ministry has announced one of its generals was killed while fighting Islamic State (IS) in Syria, media reports said on Monday.
“Division general Valeri Assapov was killed when a shell exploded during shelling by IS fighters,” the ministry was quoted as saying by media reports.
He was serving as an advisor to Syrian government troops “in the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir el-Zour,” reports said.
Deir el-Zour province, on Syria’s eastern border with Iraq, is rich with oil and gas fields that served as a key revenue stream for IS at the peak of its power.

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