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Syria: Senior Terrorist Leader Killed in Qalamoun

16 March 2016 7:32

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A top militant commander was killed on Tuesday as the vehicle carrying him was tracked and targeted by Syrian army on a road in Eastern Qalamoun in Damascus province, an informed source said on Tuesday.

“One of the top leaders of Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group, Yamen Kan’an also known as Abu Hifs, was killed in the car carrying him along with some of his comrades on a road near the city of al-Nasiriya in Eastern Qalamoun,” the military source on the ground said.

No further detail is available on the incident.

Ahrar al-Sham is an al-Qaeda linked group fighting against the Syrian government and is considered as a terrorist group active in the country.

Yesterday in Damascus province, terrorists of another Al-Qaeda affiliated group, the al-Nusra Front, conducted attacks on the Syrian Army’s defenses at Jabal Waqa’at near the strategic town of Al-Tal in the last couple of days, resulting in a violent confrontation with pro-government troops, army sources said.

The Syrian Armed Forces repelled the al-Nusra attack, killing Eight militants before the group retreated towards the village of ‘Ayn Mineen in the western parts of Damascus province, the sources reported.

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