Russian general killed by land mine explosion in Syria
AP, , Tuesday 18 Aug 2020

A Russian general was killed and two other servicemen were wounded by a land mine explosion in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

The ministry said the attack took place in the southeastern province of Deir el-Zour when a Russian military convoy was returning to the base after a ``humanitarian'' mission.

It said the general died of wounds while being evacuated. The ministry didn't identify him.

Russia has deployed its troops in Syria since 2015 to shore up President Bashar Assad's government.