Syria-ISI: Senior militant leader ‘killed’ near Aleppo

Syria-ISI: Senior militant leader ‘killed’ near Aleppo


A senior commander of the Syrian militant group once called al-Nusra Front has been killed near Aleppo, rebel sources say.

The group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham said on its Twitter accounts that commander Abu Omar Sarakeb perished in Aleppo state in a air strike.

It failed to say which state’s forces had carried out the air strike.

Al-Nusra Front changed its name at the conclusion of July, supposedly cutting ties with al-Qaeda at precisely the same time.

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, which has its stronghold in Idlib province , is fighting the Syrian government since early 2012 and is among the most powerful jihadist rebel groups.

It’s considered a terrorist group by the US, as well as by Syria and Russia, and was excluded in addition to the so called Islamic State (IS) from an US-Russia-brokered partial ceasefire earlier this year.

A source quoted by Reuters said that Abu Omar Sarakeb and others was targeted in a hideout in the village of Kafr Naha, west of Aleppo city.