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Russian Serviceman Killed in Combat Mission in Syria’s Homs


Russian soldier Anton Yerygin died of heavy injuries sustained during an insurgent attack in Syria’s Homs province, a spokesman of the Khmeimim base reported on May 11.

Russian Serviceman Killed in Combat Mission in Syria's Homs

Russian soldiers ride an armoured vehicle near the ancient Syrian city on March 31, 2016 ©Joseph Eid (AFP/File)

Anton Yerygin was escorting Russia’s Hmeymim reconciliation center vehicles, when the convoy was shelled by terrorists earlier this week.

“Performing tasks to escort vehicles of the Russian center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria’s Homs province, Russian soldier Anton Yerygin received serious wounds in shelling opened by militants,” the spokesperson said.

The soldier was rushed to a Russian military hospital. But Russian medics were unable to save his life. Yerygin has been recommended for a state award posthumously.





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