25 September. On the eve of the Ministry of Defense of Russia reported that in Syria as a result of mortar shelling the Russian general was killed.
"The senior group of Russian military advisers, Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov was at the command post of the Syrian troops, assisting the Syrian commanders in the operation of the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir ez Zor," the ministry said. "As a result of a sudden mortar shelling of IGIL militants, Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov was mortally wounded."
As reported by the TASS News Agency, the commander presented the deceased "to the state award posthumously."
Deir-ez-Zor, according to the statement of the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov, was released on 85%. However, fighting for the city continues, last week the terrorists threw additional forces to the city.