Russian soldier dies after coming under fire in Syria: military

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Moscow (AFP)

A Russian soldier has died in Syria after coming under fire from rebels in Homs province two days ago, a representative of Russia's Hmeimim air base told Russian news agencies on Wednesday.

The soldier, named as Anton Yerygin, "sustained serious injuries after coming under fire by rebels while escorting vehicles of the Russian coordination centre mediating between the warring sides", the official said, adding that doctors fought for his life for two days at the military hospital.