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Al-Nusra Co-Founder Killed by Unknown Assailants in Syria’s Hama

23 August 2017 17:09


Faras al-Aliwi, one of the founders and senior commanders of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) was killed by unknown assailants in Northwestern Hama, an Arab media outlet reported Wednesday.

The Arabic-language al-Watan al-Arabi reported that Faras al-Aliwi, a notorious commander and a co-founder of Al-Nusra, was killed by unknown attackers in the town of Kafr Zita in a region North-West of Hama.

In relevant developments but in Damascus province earlier this month, Reza Hariri, a notorious field commander of Jeish al-Islam, was killed in a booby-trapped car bomb blast in Eastern Ghouta.

Jeish al-Islam terrorist group, in its statement, blamed Al-Nusra Front for the death of Hariri, nom de guerre Abu Abdullah 200 who was the commander of the sixth brigade of the group in region.

Hariri was killed in the town of al-Nashabiyeh in Eastern Ghouta, the statement said, adding that Abu Talal Mosalemh, Hariri’s aide was also injured in the bomb blast.

Field reports said meantime that, heavy infighting erupted between Faylaq al-Rahman and Jeish al-Islam in the town of Beit Sawa and the farms of al-Ash’ari and al-Aftarus in Eastern Ghouta that inflicted heavy death toll on both sides.

The reports added that a large number of militants were killed and injured in the infighting.

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