US-led Air Strike in Syria Kills top Commander of Al-Qaeda Splinter Organization Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

The US-led coalition air forces launched an air strike on Wednesday in northwestern Idlib Governorate in Syria, targeting a Fateh al-Sham group in Idlib, though one of the senior leaders of the organization was reportedly killed.


However, a leader of the the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham was killed, identified as Abu Ibrahim al-Tunsi, a Tunisian jihadist, after getting news about his presence in Idlib, US-led forces suddenly launched an air strike to kill him, even four other fighters were also killed in this action.

A source told that convoy of al-Tunsi was on way in the Aqrabat district in Idlib and US-led forces have been keeping an eye on them, who carried out a sudden air raid to target the Islamist jihadists.

However, United States-led coalition have targeted of the jihadist group’s some other leading members in past a few weeks, though a coalition airstrike shot dead Abu Omar al-Turkistani on 1 January, 2017, who was a senior military commander in Salafist jihadist terrorist organization.

According to latest reports, the US-led coalition struck al-Turkistani’s convoy in the Sarmada town neighborhood in Idlib Governorate, bordering the Turkey, although those all consider the leader was one of the most dangerous jihadists of the group.

Furthermore, one more air raid was carried out by the US-led coalition on January 12, shot dead Abu Ali al-Tunsi, identified a security official in the Fateh al-Sham group.

Nonetheless, some other senior leaders of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham have also been killed in US-led attacks in previous year such as two Egyptian militants as Abu Faraj al-Masri, Abu Afghan al-Masri, and a Syrian jihadist Abu Omar Saraqeb.

One of the most dangerous militant organizations in Syria, Jahbat Fateh al-Sham was earlier known as Jabhat al-Nusra or al-Nusra Front, although group announced its separation in July 2016.

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