Russian troops in Syria suffered another combat casualty. Major Sanal Sanchirov, the officer of Russian armed forces who served with the 56th Detached Airborne Brigade was killed in action.
The post about farewell service for Sanchirov emerged in VK.com, Russian social network.
The officer deceased on December 12, 2016; Russia’s Defense Ministry so far provided no comments.
Russian military campaign in Syria has been underway since May 30, 2015, as the Kremlin supported Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the bloody conflict with anti-government opposition. Since then, Russia’s Armed Forces officially lost 23 servicemen.