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    Russian Serviceman Killed in Syria's Aleppo

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    Russian soldier who was critically wounded in a roaside bomb while accompanying humanitarian convoy in Aleppo provice died, according to official statement of Russian Defense Ministry.

    A Russian serviceman has been killed in Syria while escorting a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo province, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

    According to the ministry, Nikita Shevchenko was in a vehicle escorting a convoy of trucks carrying food and water supplies to local residents when an improvised roadside bomb exploded at the entrance to a settlement.

    "Russian doctors treated him on site, but failed to save his life due to grave injuries that he had suffered," the ministry's press service said in a statement.

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