Death of the Russian Major-General V. Gladkikh in Syria | August 18th, 2020

The incident was said to have taken place in Deir ez-Zor province, northeastern Syria.

A Russian major-general Vyacheslav Gladkikh was killed and two troops were injured in Syria on August 18th by an improvised explosive device (IED)

The blast was said to have taken place near the At-Taim oil field, about 15 km (9miles) outside the city of Deir ez-Zor, with the Russian convoy said to have been hit while returning from humanitarian action.

At one point they stopped to regroup and IED was detonated when Major-General along with two other high ranking officers were walking along the convoy vehicles

“As a result of the explosion, three Russian servicemen were injured. During evacuation and while receiving medical assistance, a senior Russian military advisor with the rank of major-general died from the serious injuries sustained,” the Russian MoD said.

The military said the IED involved was placed on the side of the road along which the Russian convoy was traveling.