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Nusra Front confirms senior Syrian figure killed in US strike

Reuters , Wednesday 6 Apr 2016
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File Photo of Abu Firas Al-Suri (Photo: Reuters)
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Al Qaeda's Syrian offshoot Nusra Front confirmed on Wednesday that their spokesman and veteran militant fighter Abu Firas al-Suri was killed in a US air strike in Syria.

In an online statement, Nusra Front said Abu Firas died in an attack on Sunday by an "Arab-crusader coalition" led by the United States, confirming an April 4 statement on his death by al Qaeda's North African wing.

Abu Firas, a former Syrian army officer discharged in the late 1970s because of his Islamist leanings, fought in Afghanistan in the 1980s and worked with al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to galvanize support for the fundamentalist Taliban movement, Islamist rebel sources said.

Abu Firas became a spokesman for the Nusra Front and was also a member of the group's policy-making Shura Council.

A Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Monday that a US air strike on April 3 hit a meeting of high-level al Qaeda officials in northwest Syria at which Abu Firas was present.

While the United States is part of a coalition of nations attacking Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, it has also launched separate strikes on the Nusra Front group, notably in the northwestern province of Idlib. 

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Javid
11-04-2016 08:43am
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American
Look at the face of the American, the beards and manner of wearing this member of US Military ( Nosrah Branch )is similar to Tim Osman ( Ex CIA Spy ).
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kalle
10-04-2016 06:06am
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hurra
Feels good when see such monsters killed.
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Aly Sadek - Toronto-Canada
06-04-2016 09:22pm
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Egypt...EL SISI
..RELAXING COMFORTABLY IN HELLS INFERNO WITH ALL HIS LONG BEARDED SOPRANOS, AND SINGING : "Make It Hot".....CAUSE... ""Some Like It Hot" ..
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Allen
06-04-2016 07:44pm
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The devil would be proud.
To have an vile face like this, can he borrow it from you Abu Firaz??? You can't be too happy now that your killing days are over, but the world is a better place with you gone.
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saed
10-04-2016 10:49am
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thanks
your phrase my mind . thank you
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