US says killed the leader of Al Qaeda in Syria

US says killed the leader of Al Qaeda in Syria -

According to a statement Pentagon , the Saudi citizen Abdel Muhsen the Sharej alias Sanafi the Nasr , 30 had died last Thursday, while the Al-Nusra Front only confirmed publicly that his men suffered several bombings in the region last Thursday, without elaborating on possible victims.

Al Sharej was considered by the US as one of the most important Saudi leaders in the organization of Al Qaeda and known to be fought against US forces in Afghanistan since 07, as had also made his father, with help from Washington in the eighties against the Soviet occupation.

the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition organization based in London, had already announced yesterday that Al Sharej had died for US airstrike. However, so far Washington not confirmed.

Since August 2014, Al Sharej was on the terrorist list of the US Treasury Department, the news agency reported EFE .

While the United States and Western and allied regional powers continue to bomb the positions of the militias of the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria, the Syrian Army, now with the direct assistance of the Russian Air Force, continued to advance in the south of the city of Aleppo in the north front.

Since the offensive began about 60 people died, according to the Observatory.

at least 36 Islamist insurgents and 21 soldiers died in the fighting already produced several victories for the government of Bashar al Assad.

the Observatory reported that the army and its allied militias, including the Lebanese Hezbollah took control of areas Abtin , Tel al Shahid and Kedar

. Source: Telam

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