Top Syrian rebel leader killed in air strike in Damascus suburb - rebel sources

by Reuters
Friday, 25 December 2015 15:38 GMT

BEIRUT, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Zahran Aloush, the head of Jaysh al Islam, one of the most powerful insurgent groups in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted his group's headquarters, two rebel sources said on Friday.

They said a secret headquarters of the rebel group, which is the largest rebel faction in the area and has thousands of fighters, was targeted by what they described as Russian planes. (Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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