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BREAKING: Al-Qaeda/al-Nusra leader in Syria is killed

His death was the result of infighting between jihadist groups.

Abu Nasibah al-Tunisi of Tunisia has been killed during fighting in Syria’s Idlib Governorate. He had previously been the style-proclaimed emir/leader of Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham, the al-Qaeda group in Syria which is still commonly referred to as the al-Nusra Front.

After being defeated in much of western Syria, including in the Battle of Aleppo which took place in December of 2016, Idlib remains one of the few areas in Syria where al-Qaeda has a notable presence although this too is fading fast.

Idlib has recently seen infighting between Salafist jihadist groups in a powerful struggle for remaining parts of the region not under the control of the legitimate government.

The infighting has included other breakaway al-Qaeda factions as well as those loyal to the Salafist umbrella group FSA.

Al-Masdar reports that the Muslim Brotherhood aligned terrorist group Ahrar al-Sham is widely thought to be behind the death of the al-Qaeda strongman.

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Shahna
September 7, 2017

Another American ally bites the dust.
I’ll raise of tot of a good single malt to his demise!

Voltaire
Voltaire
September 7, 2017

Good work…

There is nothing like getting one terrorist to kill another

Encore, I say…

FiendlyNeighbourhoodTerrorist
Reply to  Voltaire
September 8, 2017

That’s the exact logic behind using Idlib as a cannibal dumping ground. They can eat each other.

permopin
permopin
September 7, 2017

Reasons to be cheerful.

Guy
Guy
September 7, 2017

“The infighting has included other breakaway al-Qaeda factions”
Yes please do carry on and kill each other off . Take some heat off the SAA .

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka
September 9, 2017

Al Baghdadi. Al Tunisi. All Mossad Jews from Tal Habib.

Putin TOPS rating of most trusted Russian politicians

The Syrian victory over terrorists in Deir ez-Zor is horrifying Israel.