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Russian Officer Killed in Militant Attack in Syria

The Russian captain was tasked with training Syrian ground forces


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A Russian officer was killed by a mortar attack in Hama province, the Russian Ministry of Defense has confirmed. 

Via RT:

Nikolay Afanasov was serving in Syria as a member of the Russian military advisers’ mission and was tasked with training Syrian ground forces, the ministry said Tuesday.

The captain was granted a state decoration posthumously.

 

This brings the Russian military deaths in Syria since 2015 to 32.


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