September 24, 2017 / 7:22 PM / 3 months ago

Russia says one its generals killed by mortar shelling in Syria: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Sunday that one its general lieutenants, Valeryi Asapov, was killed by mortar shelling in Syria, the TASS news agency reported.

The mortar shelling was carried by the Islamic State near Syria’s Deir al-Zor, the ministry said.

Reporting by Polina Devitt. Editing by Jane Merriman

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