Russian Soldiers and Rebels Killed in Battle Deir Al-Zor. In the province of Deir al-Zor in the east of Syria, 43 rebels were killed in fighting with Russian troops, reports the 99 News.
Four Russians have also died, reports the Russian news agency Interfax from the Russian Ministry of Defense. Two of the dead Russians would be military advisers to the Syrian army.
The fighting broke out after an attack by rebels on artillery from the Syrian army.
Five Russians have also been injured. They were taken to a Russian field hospital.