Al-Qaeda’s leader in Syria killed as graphic picture of body shows bloody head wound
The leader of Al-Qaeda in Syria has been killed during
fighting in the city of Aleppo.
Graphic images of Sheikh Abu Sulaiman Al Masri’s body,
with a bloody head wound, have been shared online.
His death has apparently been confirmed by Sunni Islamic
jihadist militants the al-Nusra Front – his wing of Al-Qaeda
It is not yet clear how exactly he died, although it is
believed he was killed by Syrian and Russian armed forces.
Al-Masri’s death will be considered a huge blow to the
terror group, which is considered the second largest jihadist
organisation in the country next to Islamic State.
justification for his decision to launch air strikes on the war-
torn country in support of embattled Syrian president
Bashar Al-Assad and his forces.