Al-Qaida's branch in Syria confirms death of its field commander in airstrike

March 6, 2015 7:45 AM

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BEIRUT – Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate is confirming that its top field commander has been killed in an airstrike.

A spokesman for the Nusra Front was quoted on a prominent militant website Friday as saying the group's "military commander" Abu Hommam al-Shami was killed a day earlier when an airstrike targeted a meeting in the western Syrian province of Idlib.

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