Media outlets: Russian general killed in Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.8 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Free Syrian Army has today announced about murder of Russian general Vladimir Petrovich Kodjayev, who worked as adviser to defense minister in Syria, Al Arabiya TV channel reported on Wednesday.
It is reported that his personal translator Ahmed Aig was also murdered. Free Syrian Army said important documents and maps of the Syrian army were found as a result of special operation, during which Kodjayev was murdered.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for about 17 months.
According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria has exceeded 17,000 people. About 230,000 people became refugees. About three million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say that they oppose the well-armed militants.