Top Syrian militant killed in airstrike near Aleppo

 top-syrian-militant-killed-in-airstrike-near-aleppo.  ALEPPO, Syria,  A top Syrian militant has been killed in an air strike on a meeting of militant leaders near Aleppo, rebel sources said Thursday.

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A top military commander for a Islamist militant group has been killed in an airstrike, near Aleppo, Syria, pictured, the group tweeted on Thursday. Abu Omar Sarakeb was part of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front. Photo by Ameer Alhalbi/ UPI | License Photo

Military commander Abu Omar Sarakeb was killed in the strike and was part of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, the group tweeted. It is not known in which airstrike Sarakeb was killed.

The militant group changed its name and association with al-Qaida in July. It has since become part of the Army of Conquest, the single largest anti-Assad alliance in the country.

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham has been a key military unit against the Syrian army and Iranian backed Shiite militias.

By Shawn Price

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