22 militants killed in air strike on al Qaida-affiliated headquarters in northern Syria
Published 04/04/2016 | 09:31
At least 22 militants have been killed in an air strike on an al Qaida-affiliated headquarters in northern Syria, a monitoring group has said.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said jets thought to belong to the Syrian or Russian air forces targeted the headquarters of Jund al-Aqsa, an extremist group that fights alongside the Nusra Front, al Qaida's affiliate in Syria, on Sunday night.
A media outlet belonging to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah said the strike killed the Nusra Front's official spokesman, Radwan Namous, also known as Abu Firas al-Souri, and his son.
Hezbollah has sent thousands of its fighters to fight alongside Syrian government forces in the country's five-year civil war.