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2 Russian soldiers killed in IS shelling on Syria's Deir ez-Zor

Tuesday 05-09-2017 - 03:08 PM
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2 Russian soldiers killed in IS shelling on Syria's Deir ez-Zor - Archive Photo
Moscow - Two Russian servicemen have been killed in mortar shelling conducted by IS (Daesh) terrorists, Russia Today quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying Monday.


"The contract soldiers were escorting a vehicle convoy of the Russian Center for Reconciliation,” RIA Novosti quoted a ministry official as saying, adding that the convoy was subjected to "mortar shelling by Daesh terrorists while moving through the Deir ez-Zor province."


One soldier was killed at the scene while the second one suffered severe injuries in the shelling and succumbed to his wounds in the hospital.

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