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