Druze leader killed in car bomb in southern Syria – monitor

September 4, 2015 5:48 PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – A car bomb blast killed a Druze leader and at least three other people in southern Syria on Friday, a monitor said.

The explosion on the outskirts of the town of Sweida killed Sheikh Wahid al-Balous, who opposed both the Syrian government and Islamist insurgents fighting against it, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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