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Russian major general killed in roadside bomb in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

Maj. Gen. Vyacheslav Gladkikh is the first Russian general reported killed in Syria since 2017.

A Russian major general was killed in eastern Syria earlier this week by an improvised explosive device, Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed.

Maj. Gen. Vyacheslav Gladkikh died Tuesday after a roadside bomb detonated under a convoy of Russian soldiers and Syrian pro-regime militiamen in the desert near the city of Deir ez-Zor.

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