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Fri Dec 25, 2015, 05:30 PM

Leader of powerful Syrian rebel group killed in airstrike

Source: The Guardian

The leader of one of the most powerful rebel groups in Syria appears to have been killed in an airstrike near the capital. A well-placed rebel source told the Guardian that Zahran Alloush, the leader of Jaysh al-Islam, one of the largest opposition groups that commands thousands of fighters on the ground near Damascus, was killed in an airstrike on Friday.

His death was first reported by the Reuters news agency citing two rebel sources. The Syrian state news agency said Alloush was killed in the eastern Ghouta region, where Jaysh al-Islam holds sway. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a network with wide contacts inside Syria, said aircraft targeted a meeting of Jaysh al-Islamís leadership in eastern Ghouta, killing Alloush and five other senior leaders.

If true, the death of Alloush, who is reportedly backed by Saudi Arabia and Turkey, will be a major blow to the opposition.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/25/zahran-alloush-leader-syria-rebel-group-killed-airstrike

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Jesus Malverde Dec 2015 #1

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Sat Dec 26, 2015, 09:09 PM

1. The SOHR

Is a bit of a joke. Good riddance to this terrorist leader anyway.

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