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Russian general killed by land mine explosion in Syria

August 18, 2020 - 9:41 AM

MOSCOW - A Russian general was killed and two other servicemen were wounded by a land mine explosion in Syria, the Russian Defence Ministry said Tuesday.

The ministry said the attack took place in the southeastern province of Deir el-Zour when a Russian military convoy was returning to the base after a “humanitarian” mission.

It said the general died of wounds while being evacuated. The ministry didn't identify him.

Russia has deployed its troops in Syria since 2015 to shore up President Bashar Assad's government.

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