Arab Today, arab today top qaeda operative killed in syria suicide blast
Last Updated : GMT 23:12:04
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Top Qaeda operative killed in Syria suicide blast

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Top Qaeda operative killed in Syria suicide blast

Beirut - AFP

Al-Qaeda's representative in Syria was killed Sunday in a suicide bombing, the rebel Islamic Front announced on its Twitter account. Abu Khalid al-Suri, who was appointed last year by Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri as his representative, died in the northern city of Aleppo, said the group. The Islamic Front is the biggest rebel alliance in Syria, and it has been locked in battle with the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Suri was a commander of Ahrar al-Sham movement, one of the main rebel groups in the Islamic Front alliance. His death in a suicide bombing in Al-Halq area of Aleppo was also confirmed by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and on jihadist websites. Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said he died along with six comrades when a jihadist from the rival ISIL group blew himself up at an Ahrar al-Sham post in Al-Halq. Suri fought in Afghanistan and Iraq and "was known to be close to Osama bin Laden," the Al-Qaeda founder who was killed by US troops in Pakistan in 2011. Jihadist websites also described Suri as a "travelling companion of Sheikh al-Zawahiri" and "among the companions of Sheikh Osama bin Laden". Last year, Zawahiri ruled that ISIL and Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, Al-Nusra Front, should operate as separate entities after the head of ISIL announced a merger of the two groups. At the time Zawahiri appointed Suri as his representative in Syria to arbitrate on any issues resulting from the cancellation of the merger of the two factions. ISIL, which grew from Al-Qaeda's onetime Iraqi affiliate, is facing a widespread backlash from an array of rebel brigades angered by its abuses against civilians and rival opposition fighters. The group has ignored Zawahiri's orders to return to Iraq. Earlier this month, Al-Qaeda cemented its split with ISIL as infighting between the rebels increased. "Al-Qaeda announces it is not linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as it was not informed of its creation... (and) did not accept it," a statement said. ISIL "is not a branch of Al-Qaeda, has no links to it, and the (Al-Qaeda) group is not responsible for its acts."

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today top qaeda operative killed in syria suicide blast Arab Today, arab today top qaeda operative killed in syria suicide blast

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today top qaeda operative killed in syria suicide blast Arab Today, arab today top qaeda operative killed in syria suicide blast

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
View News in Arabic - Country: سوريا
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 17:59 2017 Monday ,12 June

Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday