Syrian rebel commander battling Assad regime killed in airstrike

by Associated Press  |  published on December 26, 2015

An airstrike near the Syrian capital on Friday killed top rebel commander Zahran Allouch, the head of one of the most powerful Saudi-backed insurgent groups fighting against President Bashar Assad’s government near the seat of his power Damascus, opposition activists said.

Allouch’s death a month before expected peace talks between government and opposition representatives in Geneva is a blow to insurgents fighting to topple Assad and a boost to government forces who have been bolstered by the Russian military intervention in Syria in the past few months.

It was not immediately clear who was behind his death.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an airstrike hit an Army of Islam meeting near the Damascus suburb of Otaya, killing several rebel commanders including Allouch. It said it was not clear whether it was a Russian or Syrian airstrike.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Z-Ran All Ouch, yup bet he ran then then felt the ouch. Lived up to his name didn’t he.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Syrian rebel commander, Saudi-backed insurgent groups. What the hell is this? Oh, right, they are fighting for democracy, freedom, liberty, sure they are, and the man in the moon jumps on that cow, then takes a trip to a New York nightclub.
    All this is, is a damn civil war, one sect against another though-out the middle east, and in a few places on the rest of the planet. Islam, which brand of Islam will all Muslims be compelled to follow. May just as well be two political parties, with the same goal killing each other for supremacy. Oh wait, that is exactly what it is, as Islam is a political agenda hidden under the guise of a so-called religion, that fits every definition of a cult. The “religious” factor is there in order for them to do their dirty work in non Muslim countries, using the “Freedom of Religion” clauses of the countries that they have invaded via immigration, and refugee status claims. This enables them to scream bigotry, racism, intolerance, then make demands on “host” countries, and even infiltrate into government jobs, and elected positions. How quaint.
    Isn’t political correctness wonderful, it has given us all this to look foreword to, along with political cowardice, and political prostitutes, who would sell out their country, and it’s people just to look good. Then to eventually give in to the top Pimp, which is Islam.
    There is only one solution to all this, and it is not going to be a nice one.

  • billwhit

    If it is a Rebel fighting against Assad, then they should expect to die along with the Pigs of Daesh. If they want Assad removed, they should go against the insanity of Daesh first, destroy it, then worry about regime change. Until then, they are the Enemy just like the ISIS Pigs. Kick Butt, Vladamir! Show the Kenyan Muslim Queer what Leadership truly is!

  • Robert Griffith

    I’m having a real hard time getting too upset about this.

  • carpkiller


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