Russian general killed fighting ISIS in east Syria

A Russian general was killed while battling ISIS militants near the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor. (Reuters)

A Russian general was killed while battling ISIS militants near the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, Moscow’s defense ministry said Sunday.

“Division general Valeri Assapov was killed when a shell exploded during shelling by ISIS fighters,” the ministry was quoted as saying by local media, adding that the officer was serving as an advisor to Syrian government troops.

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