Russian officer, militia commander and group of militants are killed after Iranians withdrew from positions in badiyah

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A Russian officer and a number of the National Defense Militia members were killed, and two members of the Russian Forces were wounded, when explosive devices targeted their military convoy in Al-Mayadeen city east of Deir Ezzor, according to Deir Ezzor 24 network correspondent.

In the details, our correspondent said that a group of six members of the National Defense Militia went missing on Monday, August 17, in the badiyah of al-Mayadeen city, because of which another group including Russian officers and soldiers, the commander of the National Defense Militia, Mohammed Tayseer al-Zahir, and 30 members of the militia followed them to comb the area when explosive devices targeted them. The explosion led to the killing of a Russian officer, the national defense militia commander and 5 members of the militia, and the wounding of another Russian officer and several members of the militia.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that a Russian officer was killed and two other soldiers were injured when improvised explosive devices targeted a military convoy in the badiyah of Deir Ezzor.

Daesh is active in the badiyah of Deir Ezzor, and carries out occasional bombings and hit and run attacks there. It is most likely that the group is responsible for the explosion that targeted the Russian and the National Defense Militia convoy.

The Iranian militias left their points in the badiyah of al-Mayadeen last week, and forced Assad’s forces and the national defense to cover the points, after that Daesh operations increased in the area.


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