TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army killed a notorious Al-Qaeda ringleader in Deir Ez-Zor countryside in Eastern Syria.
The army killed Emad al-Ahmad al-Hamd, a most wanted terrorist from the Al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, in al-Haviqeh region of Deir Ez-Zor.
The Syrian army also in a separate operation in another part of Deir Ez-Zor targeted and killed several members of other al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups, including Balal Taleb al-Daghar who was the ringleader of Kataeb al-Mustafa terrorist group and Abu al-Zir al-Deiri and Ahmad al-Mashraq who were ringleaders of the so-called Saeqeh terrorist group in Syria.
The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.
Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.
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