Al-Nusra militants execute FSA commander

Al-Nusra militants execute FSA commander
Fri Aug 9, 2013 18:21:11

Al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra militants have killed a commander of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) as in-fighting and rivalries between opposition groups rage in Syria.

It is the second time in less than a month that al-Qaeda-linked militants kill FSA commanders.

On July 11, members of the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), assassinated top FSA commander, Kamal Hamami, in the northern city of Latakia. He was one of the top 30 figures in the FSA’s Supreme Military Command.

Opposition sources said the killing followed a dispute between Hamami’s forces and the ISIS over control of a strategic checkpoint in Latakia as they were discussing battle plans.

FSA spokesman Qassem Saadeddine has said that Takfiri militants have threatened to kill all senior commanders of the foreign-backed militant group.

The Free Syrian Army has fought deadly battles across Syria several times since the beginning of the unrest in the Arab country more than two years ago.

On June 5, dozens of militants were killed and wounded as violent infighting broke out between several Takfiri groups in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.

The identity of the FSA commander who was killed by FSA militants is yet to be ascertained.


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