Commander of former Nusra group 'killed in Syria'

Air strike by jets of undisclosed nationality results in death of at least one senior figure in al-Qaida offshoot

The top military commander of the militant group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, a former al-Qaida offshoot in Syria, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted a meeting of the group’s leaders, two rebel sources said on Thursday.

They said the commander, whose alias is Abu Omar Saraqeb, was killed at a location in the countryside near Aleppo where the group has been playing an instrumental role in ongoing battles against Syrian troops and Iran-backed Shia militias. The nationality of the jets that carried out the air strike was not immediately known.

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