Kurban Kasumov, Captain of the Main Intelligence Agency (GRU) of Russia, was killed in Syria on August 2.
This was reported in the community "Heroes of Russia" on VKontakte, and was noticed by a group of independent investigators from the Conflict Intelligence Team. The Russian Defense Ministry did not report on the death.
The community "Heroes of Russia" wrote about Kasumov's death of on September 21. Attached to the post are photographs, including his awards and a monument erected on Kasumov's grave. "For the liberation of Palmyra" is written on one of the medals. A battle for the city is on the reverse side of the gravestone.
Kasumov was born in 1986 in the Rostov region, reported the "Heroes of Russia" community. He served in the special forces of the GRU military, unit 21208, in Tolyatti.
According to the community's information, Kasumov was on his third mission in Syria. He died as a result of mortar shelling by the "Islamic State" (ISIL) terrorist group.
It was reported on September 20 that three Russian servicemen were wounded in Syria.