Jihadist Nusra Front commander reportedly killed in Syria

Members of the Nusra Front, pictured in Syria
The militant Nusra Front group says its military commander has been killed in an air strike. A number of the group’s other prominent leaders are also believed dead.

The Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, said on Thursday its top military commander, Abu Hommam al-Shami, had been killed in a blast targeting a Nusra meeting in the northwestern Idlib province.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the information, saying a number of other figures were also killed. It said it was not clear whether the airstrike was from the Syrian army or a US-led coalition. That coalition has been primarily hitting targets of the Islamic State – a rival of the Nusra Front – in Iraq and Syria since last year.
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