Russian military officer 'killed by Islamic State group shelling in Syria'

AFP , Wednesday 3 Feb 2016

A Russian military adviser has been killed in Syria by shelling from the Islamic State group, the Russian defence ministry told Ria Novosti news agency Wednesday.

The officer was training Syrian soldiers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the use of "new weapons" when he was "fatally wounded" on Monday, the ministry was quoted as saying. No details were given about where the attack took place.

The military adviser is the third Russian officer to have been killed since Moscow began its military intervention in the war-torn country in late September.

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