Two Russian service military servicemen have been killed as a result of the ISIS mortar shelling in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
“The motor convoy came under mortar shelling by Islamic State [ISIS] terrorists in the province of Deir ez-Zor. As a result of shelling, one serviceman was killed and another one was badly wounded,” the ministry said. “The wounded serviceman was promptly taken to hospital but died of deadly wounds, despite efforts taken by medics.”
The ministry added that the servicemen were escorting the motor convoy of the Russian center for reconciliation. No info when the incident took place was provided.
Local sources from Deir Ezzor province report aboout the increased Russian military involvement in the ongoing anti-ISIS operation on the ground.
Russian Special Operations Forces troops actively participate in battles against ISIS as forward air controllers, ATGM operators and military advisers.