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Senior Russian military adviser dies in Syria

25 September 2017

Russia’s Ministry of Defence reported on 24 September the death of one of its top advisers, Lieutenant General Valery Asapov in Syria.

Lt Gen Asapov was mortally wounded in a mortar bombardment while directing Syrian government artillery from a frontline command post in an operation to drive Islamic State (IS) fighters from Dayr al-Zawr: the largest city in eastern Syria.

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