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A Syrian Jihadist commander who fought alongside al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and was close to its current chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed by a suicide attack on Sunday, intensifying infighting between rival fighters.

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Abu Khaled al-Soury, also known as Abu Omair al-Shamy, a commander of Ahrar al-Sham was killed along with six gangsters by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). It said al-Soury had fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Al-Soury’s death will fuel the infighting among mercenary jihadist groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

a violent rivalry that has killed hundreds of fighters in recent months.

Two jihadists told Reuters that five ISIL members had entered Ahrar al-Sham headquarters in Aleppo, engaged its fighters and then one ISIL fighter blew himself up.

“Sheikh Abu Khaled was an important jihadi figure, he fought the Americans in Iraq and in Afghanistan. They (ISIL) gave the Americans a present…

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