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Top Syrian rebel leader killed in eastern suburbs of Damascus

Men search for belongings at a site hit by missiles in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
Men search for belongings at a site hit by missiles in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Damascus: A top Syrian rebel leader and head of the most powerful insurgent group in the eastern suburbs of Damascus was killed in an aerial raid that targeted the group’s headquarters.

The death of Zahran Alloush, 44, head of Jaysh al Islam, is a big blow to rebel control of the rural eastern suburban area of Damascus known as al Ghouta, the rebel sources said.

Rebel sources and the Syrian army stated this Friday. (ANI)