Skip to comments.Al Qaeda's chief representative in Syria reportedly killed
Posted on 02/23/2014 10:18:10 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
Abu Khalid al Suri, whose real name is Mohamed Bahaiah, has been reportedly killed in a suicide attack in Aleppo. Al Suri's death has been confirmed on several Twitter feeds managed by Ahrar al Sham and the Islamic Front.
Al Suri, a longtime al Qaeda operative, was a founding member of Ahrar al Sham and a senior leader in the organization at the time of his death. Ahrar al Sham is arguably the most powerful rebel organization within the Islamic Front, a coalition of rebel groups that was formed late last year.
Hassan Abboud, a top official in Ahrar al Sham and the Islamic Front, confirmed al Suri's "martyrdom" in a Tweet early this morning. The official Twitter feeds for the Islamic Front and Ahrar al Sham say that al Suri was killed along with his "comrades" in a suicide attack at one the Front's headquarters in Aleppo. And a hashtag commemorating al Suri's death is already being used on jihadist Twitter pages.
As of this writing, there has been no official claim of responsibility for al Suri's death. Some reports on social media implicate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), which was recently disowned by al Qaeda's general command, as the group responsible for the attack.
Al Suri was a key figure in the dispute between ISIS and other jihadist groups inside Syria, including Ahrar al Sham and the Al Nusrah Front, which is an official branch of al Qaeda.
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John McCain has been killed?! What a development!
Will Hayworth run in the special election or do we have a better challenger?
enjoy hell you piece of evil
With head honcho’s being killed daily, one would think they’d have all been eliminated years ago. Makes one wonder if 99.9% of them weren’t top guys and someone is lying.
In that part of the world, it’s one big game of “Whack a Mole”, another one pops right up.
Muzzie on Muzzie violence? Progress. 0.999999998 billion to go.
You can bet that if it were a U.S. Military action that did this using Special Forces, Obama would find a way to see that the Special Forces would later be taken out by the enemy.
Ahrar al Sham is arguably the most powerful rebel organization within the Islamic Front, a coalition of rebel groups that was formed late last year.
Limited justice done, at LAST!
TO #9: Best picture I’ve ever seen of Helen Thomas, or is that Hillary? Often can’t tell the difference.
“And at this point in time, WHO CARES”?
Aw, a little televised cannibalism never hurt anyone./s
What? No murder charges?