Friday, March 06, 2015

Syria - Commander of Al-Nusra Front Killed

This morning, the death of a key figure within Syria's Al-Nusra Front (also known as: Jabhat al-Nusra جبهة النصرة) has been reported by Al-Arabiya. In their fight against the Assad regime, the Al-Nusra Front is considered to be affiliated to Al-Qaeda organization as represented by Ayman al-Zawahiri. At the same time, it is seen in opposition with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), even though an ideological link between both organizations cannot be denied. However, it is still unclear who was behind the death of commander Abu Hamam.

من هو أبو همام القائد العسكري للنصرة الذي قتل بإدلب؟

Who is Abu Hamam, the military leader of Al-Nusra and who died in Idlib ?

قتِل، أمس الخميس، أبو همام الشامي القائد العسكري لـ"جبهة النصرة" وثلاثة من أعضاء "مجلس شورى الجبهة"، هم: أبو مصعب الفلسطيني وعمر الكردي وأبو البراء الأنصار، في انفجار لمقر الجبهة خلال اجتماع لقادة من الجبهة في بلدة سلقين بمحافظة إدلب.ـ

Yesterday, Thursday, Abu Hamam ash-Shami was killed, the military leader of "Al-Nusra Front" and No. 3 member of the "Front's Consultative Council" [and which comprises as well] Abu Maseb al-Filasdini, Omar al-Kurdi and Abu al-Baraa al-Ansar. [He was killed] in an explosion [at some local site] of the Front during a meeting of Front leaders in the community of [Salkin] in Idlib governorate.

[Source: Al-Arabiya العربية on March 6, 2015]

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