Saudi IS Cleric Killed in Northern Syria

January 2, 2015 8:06 PM

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A Saudi cleric with the Islamic state group has been killed in the northern Syrian town of Kobani that has been witnessing intense clashes for months between jihadis and Kurdish gunmen, activists said Friday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Othman al-Nazeh al-Assiri was killed Thursday while battling Kurdish fighters in Kobani.

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