Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
4th February, 2016
A Russian military Advisor killed in Syria has been presented with a state award.
This was reported by the Ministry of Defense. "The Russian military adviser in Syria was instructing the Syrian army in the development of new weapons included in the framework of existing interstate contracts of military-technical cooperation", reported the military. On 1st February, as a result of a mortar attack by terrorists of the Islamic State (group banned in Russia) at the military garrison, which is stationed one of the compounds of the Syrian army, the officer received a fatal wound. The soldier was presented the state award posthumously.
[O.R: It is not yet known whether this incident is related to the round of Turkish artillery fire on 1st February on the border.]