TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian state television announced Friday night that the leader of the terrorist Al-Nusra Front had been killed by the Syrian army in a Lattakia countryside.
“The terrorist Abu Mohammed al-Joulani, chief of the Al-Nusra Front affiliated to Al-Qaeda, has been killed in the campaign in (the Northwestern province of) Latakia,” the television said, without providing details.
The state news agency SANA also confirmed the report without giving further details.
Al-Joulani announced in May his allegiance with Al-Qaeda, but distanced himself from the Iraqi branch, despite acknowledging the fact that he received financial and military support from the Iraq branch of the Al-Qaeda.
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