A Russian major-general was killed and two troops were injured in Syria after vehicles they were traveling in were hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), the Russian Ministry of Defense has announced.
The blast was said to have taken place near the At-Taim oil field, about 15 km outside the city of Deir ez-Zor, with the Russian convoy said to have been hit while returning from a humanitarian action.
The military said the IED involved was placed on the side of the road along which the Russian convoy was traveling.
The Russian ground contingent in Syria consists of Military Police forces, whose mission includes separating Turkish and Syrian forces in the country’s north, assisting in aid deliveries, and occasionally, helping Syrian Army forces destroy Israeli backed terrorist remnants near the Golan Heights.
This includes forces operating in Deir ez-Zor province. On Saturday, Russian forces deployed a mobile water treatment plant in Deir ez-Zor city.
On August 6, the Russian military reported “an aggravation of the situation in the areas of the province of Deir ez-Zor” outside the control of the Syrian government owing to poor conditions in US-occupied areas of the province, where ConocoPhillips operates confiscated oil refineries.
Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor contain the vast majority of Syria’s energy resources, which the Syrian government considers vital for its efforts to rebuild the country.
Western imperial powers, now led by Americans, for centuries, have had one and the only one enemy to be destroyed, annihilated, one way or another, at any cost, as mercilessly as it is conceivable – and the enemy is Russia.
American troops are never targeted in Syria, yet Russia has lost countless Senior Officers who are there not as occupiers, but on Humanitarian Mission, America must be offering Bounties on Russian Troops.
Most of the Syrian oil rich territory was invaded and confiscated by the US military since 2011, while Washington pushes sanctions on oil Syrian imports?
Over 120 Russian servicemen have been killed in operations in Syria since Russia began its anti-terrorist operation in the country in September 2015.
Sputnik / ABC Flash-Point Oil News 2020.