Four Russian military advisers have been killed and three others have been injured in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor in a shelling carried out by militants, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on May 27.
According to the statement, militants attacked an artillery battery of pro-government forces assisted by Russian military advisers. Two Russians were killed during the clashes. Two others died from wounds in hospital.
43 ISIS members were killed and 6 vehicles belonging to the terrorist group were destroyed.
The Russian Defense Ministry provided no details on the location and date of the incident.
The attack was carried out by remaining ISIS cells operating in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert. According to reports, there are about 1,500 ISIS members in the area.
It should be noted that on May 23 ISIS claimed that its members had attacked pro-government forces near the city of al-Mayadin in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to the ISIS version, 23 “Syrian and Russian” troops were killed, 5 others were captured.