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Putin in Syria: June 20, 2016
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The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
11th Russian Soldier Confirmed as Killed in Combat in Syria; Marine from Kaliningrad Died from Suicide Bomb
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A Russian soldier was injured from a vehicle packed with explosives by militants in the province of Homs, Syria, and then died of his wounds, Interfax reported.

News of the death was first discovered on social media from posts of the widow and fellow servicemen, then the Russian Ministry of Defense made an announcement (translation by The Interpreter):

On June 15 in the province of Homs, Andrei Timoshenko, a serviceman guarding the humanitarian convoy of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Hostile Parties in Syria prevented an explosion of an automobile filled with explosives from reaching an area where humanitarian aid was being handed out to the civilian population.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Timoshenkov, a sergeant, stopped the automobile packed with explosives by opening fire on it from his firearm. When the automobile being driven by a suicide bomber exploded, Andrei himself sustained a wound incompatible with life.  MoD added:

Military doctors at the Hmeimim air base fought for the serviceman's life for more than a day, although Andrei Timoshenkov died of the severe wound he had sustained on June 16. Sergeant Andrei Leonidovich Timoshenkov was issued a state honor posthumously by the command.

Local media reported that Timoshenkov was a marine from Kaliningrad Region. The Conflict Intelligence Team said he served in the Russian Marines' 336th Brigade in Baltiysk in Kaliningrad Region.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story said 10 deaths had been confirmed, but in fact it is now 11. 

Timoshenkov was the 11th soldier confirmed to have died in Syria. The last one soldier announced by the Defense Ministry as having been killed was Mikhail Shirokopoyas, a story we covered last week.