Al Qaeda affiliated branch al-Nusra Front militant group has lost a high ranking commander who has been killed in a fierce combat with Syrian army troopers in the country’s northwestern province of Idlib.
According to a report by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Abul Hassan al-Tunsi was killed on Friday 18th September on the outskirts of al-Foua and Kefraya villages when the Syrian soldiers backed by pro-government forces closed in on the Takfiri militants.
Al-Nusra Front which an Al Qaeda branch in Syria has suffered a serious blow as Abdel Rahman identified Tunsi was a leader who arrived in Syria in 2012 rising to senior commander in rank.
Tunsi served also as senior lieutenant of the former al-Qaeda’s chief, Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and Iraq.
On Saturday 19th September 2015, Syrian troops supported by allied forces continued with major offensives killing more than 100 Al Qaeda linked militants in fierce clash in Idlib Province.
On Saturday, Syrian troops, backed by pro-government forces, killed more than 100 al-Qaeda-linked terrorists during a series of violent clashes in Idlib Province.
OSINT Sources reported a number of militants from Uzbekistan and Chechnya were among those killed in the fierce exchange of gunfire.
Al-Nusra Front took siege Kefraya villages more than five months ago and have killed dozens of civilians and injured hundreds during this period.
The militancy is also responsible for displacement of millions of Syrians internally while others have been completed to take refuge in neighboring countries such as Lebanon and Jordan.