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Fatah Al-Islam says leader killed in Damascus

December 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

imgp1985Terrorist group Fatah Al-Islam says its leader has been killed in Damascus.

The organisation was involved in a war with the Lebanese army in Tripoli last year. It was also accused of a number of car bombings in Beirut.

Their leader Shaker Al-Abssi was jailed in Syria many years ago. After his release he fled to Lebanon.

Now, it seems, he made it back into Syria – possibly during the fighting in Lebanon last year.

But the interesting thing is where he was killed – the southern suburb of Jaramana. That’s where a car bomb killed seventeen people two months ago.

The group says he was killed in an ambush by Syrian security forces.

(Photo: Jaramana, southern Damascus.)

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  • 1 Orientalista // Dec 14, 2008 at 11.45 am

    Whoa…how was he killed? Haven’t heard about any of this in my hood – but I did just get back from Halab. Jeramana seems like a weird place for the leader of a Sunni takfiri group to be – it’s heavily non-Muslim.

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