Russian military in Syria (archive photo)

Captain Nicholas Afanasov died due to a sudden mortar attack by the militants.

The Russian defense Ministry reported that in a mortar attack in Syria killed a military adviser captain Nicholas Afanasov, Interfax reported.

The Ministry said that the Russian military was lost due to a sudden mortar attack by Syrian government forces in Hama province.

Afanasov was in Syria in the composition of the apparatus of the Russian military advisers, performing the task of training the personnel of the units of the Syrian army.

Earlier it was reported that at the end of may in Syria killed two military advisers from Russia when the Syrian army retreated and left them alone with the enemy.

In total, according to official data of the defense Ministry, during military operations in Syria killed 33 Russian soldiers .

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