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Notorious Al-Qaeda Commander Killed in Hama

18 December 2017 14:37


Salahuddin al-Shishani, the emir of Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Islamic al-Turkistani Party, has been killed in clashes with the Syrian Army troops in Northwestern Hama, dissident-affiliated websites reported on Monday.

The websites reported that leader of the Islamic al-Turkistani Party Salahuddin al-Shishani was killed in clashes with the Syrian army soldiers on Sunday after the al-Turkistani Party and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) stormed the positions of the pro-government forces in a region between Zalin and al-Zalaqiyat near the small town of Halfaya in Northwestern Hama.

The Islamic al-Turkistani Party in affiliated to Al-Qaeda terrorist organization.

In the meantime, some sources reported that al-Shishani was killed in the Syrian army attacks while others said he lost his life in Russian air raids.

Al-Shishani, the self-declared Emir of Jeish al-Usra and former top man in the terrorist organizations of Imarat Kavkaz and Sham (IKS) and Jeish Mohajereen al-Ansar, was widely considered to have been the single most important foreign fighter within Al-Qaeda in Syria.

His organization, Jeish al-Usro, consisted mostly of Chechen and other North Caucasian terrorists, and was part of the Al-Qaeda affiliated Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.

Earlier reports said that the terrorist groups launched a large-scale offensive against the Syrian Army troops in Northern Hama to prevent them from pushing further towards Idlib province, militant affiliated websites reported.

The news websites said that Jeish al-Izzah terrorist group affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Islamic Turkistani Party and Jeish al-Ahrar opened a new front against the Syrian Army men in the town of Halfaya to decrease the military pressure on their comrades in Northeastern Hama and Southeastern Idlib.

Field sources, meantime, reported that the army men repelled terrorists’ attack in al-Zalaqiyat North of Mahradah region.

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