Photo: New Irkutsk Bratsk buried contract employee Vladimir Tarasyuk

The Russian military allegedly was ambushed when returning to base.

The Russian military suffered another loss in Syria. This writes the New Irkutsk with reference to the relatives of the contractor from Bratsk Irkutsk region of Vladimir Tarasyuk who was lost at execution of combat missions.

“According to the younger sister of the deceased Olga Dolmatova, Vladimir was killed while returning to base. In addition to his ambush by the militants was the Colonel and General. All shot. It happened at 10.30 am on 16 September,” – writes the edition.

It is also noted that Tarasyuk received a shrapnel wound in the head, lost a lot of blood. The helicopter was not able to land and pick up the wounded on Board.

“The friends of the deceased remember, that this trip to the hot spot was not his first. In the 2000s, he twice fought in Chechnya . For military merit patcharin were presented with the awards,” the message reads.

As reported Корреспондент.neton the eve of the defense Ministry told about the “unique” operation in Syria, which during the day were reportedly destroyed more than 800 militant group Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Russian loss was only three wounded commandos.

Earlier it became known about the death in Syria of the Russian adviser. Colonel Alexei Buchelnikov shot by a sniper.

It was also reported that in Palmyra was seriously wounded Russian General.