Russian military trainer was killed in Syria's Homs: newspaper

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Posted: Feb 04, 2016 6:13 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian military adviser died in a hospital in Syria on Feb. 1 after sustaining serious wounds in a shelling of a Syrian army training center in the province of Homs, Russia's Novaya Gazeta wrote on Thursday, citing Russia's Defence Ministry spokesman.

Four Syrian army cadets were killed in the same mortar shelling by Islamic State fighters, Igor Konashenkov told the newspaper.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe)