Russian Colonel killed in Aleppo

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Russian Colonel Ruslan Galitsly was killed in Aleppo, Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday, Sputnik reports.

Russian military adviser died of wounds sustained in an attack of the so-called moderate Syrian opposition on a residential district in Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

“Col. Ruslan Galitsky died in the hospital as a result of a serious wound. Russian combat medics fought for his life for several days. The officer was wounded in a shelling of militants of the so-called opposition of a residential district of western Aleppo,” the statement read.

Galitsky received a state award posthumously, the ministry said.

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