War in Syria. Damascus. Photo: REUTERS/Marko Djurica

13 August 2020, 20:20

Chechen soldier sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment for killing his colleague in Syria

A soldier from Chechnya was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment in a penal colony after he had shot and killed his colleague in Damascus for quarrelling in the presence of their commander.

According to investigators, on February 22, 2019, during his mission in Damascus, Aidashk Oorzhak had a quarrel with a colleague. The conflict took place in the presence of an officer who ordered Aidashk Oorzhak to leave the room, the Chechen military commandant's office reported.

The soldier complied with the order and then took a pistol which belonged to the officer and fired at the colleague out of a desire to punish him for the quarrel. The victim got a neck wound and died several days later.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 13, 2020 at 02:11 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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