Russia's special forces officer killed in Syria: Interfax

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Posted: Mar 24, 2016 3:36 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian special forces officer was killed in a combat operation near Palmyra in Syria, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian military source in Syria as saying on Thursday.

"While performing a special task to direct Russian air strikes onto terrorist targets a Russian special forces officer was killed," Interfax cited a source at Russia's Khmeimim air base in Syria's Latakia province.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Christian Lowe)