September 25 2017
A senior Russian general has been killed in an Islamic State mortar strike in Syria, says the Russian Defense Ministry, as reported by the domestic RT news channel.
Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air power, have been fighting to regain control of Deir Ezzor city since earlier this month.
Lt. Gen. Valery Asapov was mortally wounded Sunday while at a command post manned by Syrian troops, according to the Kremlin.
The general was advising Syrian government...
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