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Syria: February 3, 2016
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The Interpreter
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Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
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Russian Military Officer Killed In Syria
6 years
Opposition Sources Claim Russian Officer Was In Fact Killed By FSA In Latakia With TOW

The Russian state media outlet TASS, quoting an official in the Russian Ministry of Defence, reports that a Russian military officer has been killed in Syria (translated by The Interpreter):

As a result of a mortar attack by ISIS terrorists of a military garrison, where one of the units of the Syrian army is deployed, an officer received lethal wounds
[...]
The Russian military adviser was in Syria tasked with helping familiarise the Syrian Army with new weaponry supplied under existing international agreements on military-technical cooperation.

As we reported yesterday, Russian military equipment like the T-90 tank -- and possibly Russian soldiers -- have been reported to have taken place in front-line military operations as part of the Syrian regime's new offensives in Aleppo province and elsewhere.



Regime Advances North Of Aleppo With Devastating Russian Air Support

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Feb 04, 2016 01:08 (GMT)

The TASS report did not mention where the Syrian military official was killed.

-- James Miller, Pierre Vaux