A Russian major general was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Syria on Tuesday (18th) and two other soldiers were injured, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on the 18th. < / P > < p > it was reported that the explosion occurred near the at taim oil field, about 15 km away from the capital city of daerzur province in Syria, and the Russian convoy was said to have been attacked on the way back from the end of humanitarian operations. According to the Russian Ministry of defense, the IEDs involved were placed on the roadside along the Russian convoy. Three Russian soldiers were injured in the explosion. During the evacuation and medical assistance, a senior Russian military adviser with the rank of major general died of serious injuries.