Explosion wipes out Ahrar al-Sham leadership

September 9, 2014 10:20 PM

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Explosion wipes out Ahrar al-Sham leadership

BEIRUT: A huge explosion in a town in northwest Syria Tuesday evening wiped out the senior leadership of the powerful Ahrar al-Sham militia, killing its leader Hassan Abboud and more than two dozen figures from the Salafist-jihadist group.

An official from Ahrar al-Sham told Al-Jazeera TV the cause of the blast remained unclear while an anti-regime media activist group based in Idlib claimed that a bomb planted inside the building where the high-level meeting was taking place razed the structure, killing everyone inside.

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