Russian serviceman killed in Syria by terrorist's IED

22.07.2016, Syria.

Russian private Nikita Shevchenko died in Syrian Aleppo province, Russian Defense Ministry press-service and information administration reports.

A contracted professional Russian serviceman died in Aleppo province during the mission of accompanying a column of trucks of the Coordination Centre for Reconciliation in Syria Arab Republic,” the message reads.

The serviceman was inside a car which accompanied the column with food products and water for local residents. An improvised explosive device planted by terrorists went off when the column was entering a town. Russian military medics were fighting for the life of heavily wounded Shevchenko, but were unable to save him.

Private Shevchenko is recommended for state decoration posthumously.

In early July a Russian Mi-25 helicopter was downed near Palmyra. Russian military pilots-instructors Ryafagat Khabibulin and Evgeny Dolgin died, stopping the advance of “Islamic State” (Organization banned in Russia) terrorists by the cost of their own lives.

Source: RIA Novosti

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