Blast kills leader of Syrian Islamist group, other top figures
The Islamic Front announced today that more than one dozen of its senior leaders were killed in a car bombing in Idlib. Among the slain leaders is Hassan Abboud, who was the leader of Ahrar al Sham and the head of the Islamic Front’s political office. Abboud was especially close to Ayman al Zawahiri’s representative in Syria.
Qatar’s Support of Extremists Alienates Allies Near and Far
The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, has announced its responsibility for the detention of 45 UN peacekeepers in Syria. The group claims its actions are justified because the UN supposedly works “against Muslims.”
UN was told Golan peacekeepers seized ‘for their protection’
Al Nusrah Front advances on Quneitra, gains border crossing
The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, and the Islamic Front, a coalition of several rebel groups, are using their social media pages to highlight their involvement in the rebels’ assault on the Quneitra border crossing.
Although 124 United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have recently fallen under the control of “armed elements of the [Syrian] opposition,” the UN wouldn’t say which group it is.