MOSCOW Cheap Nike Air Max Womens , Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- A Russian lieutenant general was killed in a shelling launched by Islamic State (IS) terrorists near the city of Deir al-Zour in northeastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.

"As a result of the sudden IS mortar shelling, Lt. Gen. Valery Asapov sustained a fatal injury," Russia's Sputnik news agency cited a ministry statement as saying.

According to the document, Asapov was a member of the group of Russian military advisers working with Syrian commanders during the operation aimed at the the liberation of Deir al-Zour.

The deceased serviceman will receive a state award posthumously, the statement said.

On Thursday Nike Air Max Womens Outlet , the ministry said that the Syrian government troops continued their offensive operations to destroy the last stronghold of the IS terrorist group in the vicinity of Deir al-Zour, after breaking a three-year blockade of the city earlier this month.

About 85 percent of the city is free from the IS and the whole city could be liberated within a week, it added.

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Four people were arrested, including Dang Huu Trung, 35, CEO of IMMS Holdings, an investment and marketing company with 150 employees.

The suspects are now being investigated on charges of conducting illegal business activities. Police also summoned another three for questioning.

IMMS mobilized gold through an online trading platform, claiming that it was run in collaboration with foreign companies. The company promised its customers that the gold would be used in different investment plans for huge returns.

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By the time the scam was busted, more than 5,800 accounts worth of 600 billion Vietnamese dong (26.3 million U.S. dollars) were established on the platform, according to the police.

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In an interview with The Associated Press, CEO Christoph Mueller described the airline as a "ship that has many leaks," but said the monthly profit was a sign that things are on the right track. He said revenue has improved and costs are down, underpinned by low jet fuel prices.

Twin disasters in 2014, including the disappearance of Flight 370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, hurt the airline's reputation. But Mueller said its main problems were an unsustainable network of routes Cheap Air Max Womens , high operating costs and archaic information technology systems, among others.

"Our target is to break even by 2018," said Mueller, a turnaround veteran hired a year ago under a $1.5 billion overhaul that included cutting 6,000 jobs and axing unprofitable routes.

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Even before the disasters, the national carrier was ailing from mismanagement that saddled it with at least $1.7 billion in losses since 2011.

It reeled further after Flight 370 vanished in March 2014 with 239 people on board and a second Boeing 777 carrying 298 people was shot down over Ukraine a few months later. The company was removed from Malaysia's stock exchange the same year, with the government pumping in 6 billion ringgit ($1.5 billion) under a radical restructuring.

In December, Malaysia Airlines unveiled an alliance with Emirates that allows it to piggyback on at least 70 of the Gulf carrier's global routes so it can focus on Asia. The only long-haul route it has kept is to London.

Mueller called the alliance a "win-win" situation. He said Malaysia Airlines isn't shrinking Air Max Womens Sale , but instead has added many new destinations to its network through the Emirates partnership.

He said the company is focusing on Asia, the strongest market for international air travel, so that it can leave "strong footprints" in the region.

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The airline retired its 17 Boeing 777s after the 2014 disasters involving the aircraft. Asked if this was to remove the stigma associated with the tragedies, Mueller said it was because the 777s were the oldest planes in the airline's fleet, averaging 16 12 years, and were the least fuel efficient.

Mueller acknowledged that it would be bad for Malaysia Airlines and the i.