The head of Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate has issued bounties worth millions of dollars for the killing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the head of powerful Shia militant group Hezbollah.
Abu Mohamed al-Golani, the head of the Nusra Front, urged insurgents to escalate attacks on the strongholds of President Bashar Assad’s minority Alawite sect in retaliation for what he said was the indiscriminate killing of Sunni Muslims by invading Russians.
Golani also offered “an amount of two million euros ($2.2 million) for whoever kills (Hezbollah head) Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Lebanese Shia group a staunch Assad ally ,even if it is a member of his own family or sect.”
“He can consider himself safe, him and his family, we’ll deliver him wherever he want.”
“If the Russian army kills the people of Syria, then kill their people. And if they kill our soldiers, then kill their soldiers. An eye for an eye,” Jolani said in the recording.
Last September, Russian air force units recently stationed in Syria began conducting dozens of strikes in the country against what were claimed to be “terrorists” of the Islamic State of Iraq the Levant. .