Russian General killed in Syria

Russian General killed in Syria

The commander of the 5th combined arms army, General-Lieutenant Valery Isupov killed in Syria. About it reports RIA Novosti, citing the defense Ministry.

In turn, the radio station “Moscow speaking” with reference to a source in the headquarters of the army said that along with Asadovym under the Deir ez-Zor was killed and two colonels. The source said that a mortar shell hit the command post, where officers. He added that because of the precision of attack is a version of betrayal.

The Russian defense Ministry said that the attack was carried out by militants of banned terrorist organization “Islamic state”.

Usupov was a senior group of military advisors, he helped the Syrian commanders in the management of the operation to liberate the city. General posthumously nominated for the award.

Previously on 24 September, the news Agency RIA Novosti reported contact with its correspondent under mortar attack near the southern entrance of Deir ez-Zor. Shell fragments damaged the car, next to which stood the journalist (his name is not called). He was not injured.

On 20 September, Russian security forces to monitor compliance with the ceasefire in Idlib, was surrounded by large-scale militant attack in the Northern province of Hama (border with Idlib in the South-West and South). Militant attacks were repulsed on all fronts, during the day they had lost in the region of Idlib and Northern Hama about 850 people. Also destroyed dozens of vehicles Islamists, including 11 tanks. Injured three Russian soldiers.