Russian military adviser killed in attack on Syrian govt camp

21:30   20 April 2017    851

A Russian military adviser has been killed in a militant assault on a Syrian government forces camp, the Russian Ministry of Defense has said. The officer, Major Sergey Bordov, was training a Syrian Army unit and was part of a group of Russian advisers.

During the militant attack, Bordov helped establish the defense line and direct the actions of the Syrian Army soldiers, a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

“During the militants’ attack, the Russian officer directed the actions of the Syrian soldiers, thus successfully preventing the terrorists from breaching the defenses and entering the camp,” the ministry noted. It added that “in the course of the fighting, the officer sustained fatal injuries.”

The major will be awarded a decoration posthumously.

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