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Russian military adviser killed in a terrorist attack in Hama countryside

Moscow - A Russian military adviser was killed in a terrorist mortar attack carried out by militants in Hama province, the Russian Defense Ministry stated on Tuesday.

According to the Ministry, a sudden mortar attack by militants on one of the Syrian Army's positions in Hama province killed Russian military adviser Captain Nikolai Afanasov.

Nikolay Afanasov was serving in Syria as a member of the Russian military advisers' mission and was tasked with training Syrian ground forces, the Ministry added.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency