Moscow: News agencies quoted the Ministry of National Defense as saying that a Russian major general was killed and two soldiers were injured when an improvised explosive device took off near a Russian convoy in eastern Syria on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Defense stated that the device was shut down when the convoy returned from a humanitarian operation near the city of Dyer Ezor.
A statement issued to Interfax News Agency, RIA Novosti and TASS News Agency stated that three soldiers were injured in the explosion and a “senior military adviser with the rank of major general” died while being evacuated and providing medical assistance.
No more details were provided.
Thousands of Russian troops are deployed across Syria to support its military.
In 2015, four years after the outbreak of the Syrian conflict, Moscow intervened in 2015 to help President Bashar Assad stay in power and began a long and bloody reoccupation war. Army territory.
In July this year, three Russian soldiers and several Turkish soldiers were injured in Syria’s turbulent Idlib province when an improvised explosive device attacked a joint military patrol.