Key militant commander killed in Syria’s Aleppo

Key militant commander killed in Syria’s Aleppo
Fri Feb 7, 2014 20:54:33

A leading commander of foreign-backed al-Nusra Front in Syria has been killed in the country’s northwestern city of Aleppo.

Abu Seif Checheni was killed during clashes in militants’ attack to Aleppo’s central prison.

Earlier on Thursday evening, Syrian Army troops killed dozens of militants affiliated with the al-Qaeda group of al-Nusra Front in Aleppo.

Abu Seif Checheni, generally known as the most dangerous member of al-Nusra Front, was reportedly involved in the slaughter of many civilians and government soldiers across Syria.

Over the past few days, Syrian forces have killed scores of Takfiri militants - mostly foreign mercenaries - in Aleppo.

Syrian troops retook Friday most of Aleppo's prison, lost to militants a day earlier.

The fate of hundreds of prisoners reportedly freed after the attack was unclear, with suggestions that they may not have been able to flee amid the fighting.


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