Syria's al-Nusra Commander killed

Friday, 06 March 2015 - 8:22

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The military chief of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group has been killed in an air strike.

The jihadist group said on social media that three other leaders were killed along with Abu Homam al-Shami.

Syria's state-run news agency said the army had targeted Nusra leaders as they met in northern Idlib province.

The Nusra Front is one of the most powerful groups fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.