General Command: Zahran Allouch Killed in Syrian, Not Russian, Airstrikes
Jeish al-Islam Commander Zahran Allouch was killed in Syrian airstrikes on the terrorist group’s command center in Eastern Ghouta, Army Spokesman Ali Mahyoub announced correcting earlier reports that the terrorist commander has been killed in Russian air raids.
The announcement came after early reports said that Allouch who was also a senior member of a coalition of the main anti-Assad militant groups in Syria had been killed in the Russian fighter jets’ airstrikes on a meeting of terrorist leaders in Al-Marj in Eastern Ghouta.
The Syrian army’s General Command confirmed that Allouch and a number of other commanders of Jeish al-Islam and other terrorist groups, including Al-Rahman and Ahrar al-Sham, were killed in a special operation conducted by the Syrian air force on terrorists’ military positions in Eastern Ghouta.
Zahran Allouch was killed when the Syrian fighter jets fired eight rockets at the terrorist group’s command center in Al-Marj region of Eastern Ghouta, he said.
Senior members of Ahrar Sham’s Shura (consultative) Council sent their condolences on the death of Allouch, who was known as the most formidable sworn enemy of President Assad across Southern Syria, as his elimination strikes a lethal blow at Jeish al-Islam and other militant groups in Syria.
Zahran Allouch was notorious for his vast ethnic cleansing of Shias in Syria.
Allouch’s death will likely exacerbate terrorists’ military problems in Southern Syria, specially in Damascus province.
Hamza Bayrakdar, Spokesman of Jeish al-Islam, and Abdel Nasser Shamir, commander of Al-Rahman terrorist group were also killed in the airstrike in Eastern Ghouta.
Jeish al-Islam is one of the largest terrorist groups in Southern Syria and the biggest one in Eastern Ghouta.
Jeish al-Islam is a Saudi-backed Takfiri terrorist group affiliated to the Islamic Front a conglomerate of tens of terrorist groups fighting against the Syrian government.