Deputy head of the Defense Committee in the upper house of Russia’s parliament, Frants Klintsevich, told the Russian state-run media outlet RIA on Tuesday that the death of Lieutenant General Valery Asapov in Syria became possible because of a treachery.
“There is precise data that it was a treachery… [We] are searching for traitors and they will be found soon,” RIA quoted Klintsevich as saying.
Earlier this week, Lieutenant General Asapov died in Syria as a result of ISIS shelling near Deir Ezzor city. The general was at a command outpost assisting Syran commanders in the liberation of Deir Ezzor when the incident took place.
RIA also quoted a Syrian security source that allegedly confirmed that information from the investigation file confirms the version about the treachery.