Chairman of the Defense Committee of Russia’s State Duma, retired Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov revaled mored details about an ISIS attack in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor in which four Russian military advisers were killed and three others were injured.
The Russian Defense Ministry released a statement on the incident on May 27 adding that 43 ISIS militants had died and 6 ISIS vehicles had been destroyed in the clashes. According to the Russian Defense Ministry statement, ISIS members attacked an artillery battery of pro-government forces assisted by Russian military advisers. Two Russians were killed on the scene. Two others died from wounds in hospital.
According to Shamanov, the attacked artillery battery was defending an important area in the province of Deir Ezzor. However, the ISIS attack was pre-planned and terrorists used an element of surprise. ISIS mobile groups were stopped an outpost force but Syrian and Russian forces were not able to avoid casualties.