Russian military trainer was killed in Syria’s Homs -newspaper
Smoke rises from the national hospital, after what activists said was shelling by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the town of Jisr al-Shughour, Idlib province - REUTERS

MOSCOW: A Russian military adviser died in a hospital in Syria on Feb. 1 after sustaining serious wounds in a shelling of a Syrian army training centre in the province of Homs, Russia’s Novaya Gazeta wrote on Thursday, citing Russia’s Defence Ministry spokesman.

Four Syrian army cadets were killed in the same mortar shelling by Islamic State fighters, Igor Konashenkov told the newspaper.


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