Rival Islamists kill Syrian rebel, comrade of al-Qaida chief

By REUTERS
February 23, 2014 20:06




BEIRUT - A Syrian rebel commander who fought alongside al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden and was close to its current chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed by a suicide attack on Sunday, intensifying in-fighting between rival Islamist fighters.

The Observatory for Human Rights in Syria said Abu Khaled al-Soury, also known as Abu Omair al-Shamy, a commander of the Salafi group Ahrar al-Sham was killed along with six comrades by al-Qaida splinter group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). It said al-Soury had fought in Iraq and Afghanistan

Al-Soury's death will fuel the infighting among jihadis fighting President Bashar Assad, a violent rivalry that has killed hundreds of fighters in recent months, rebels said.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 20, 2018
Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 9 - 19
    Beer Sheva
    11 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 8 - 16
    Jerusalem
    12 - 18
    Haifa
  • 12 - 25
    Elat
    12 - 22
    Tiberias