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Syrian Airstrike Injures Prominent Al-Qaeda Scholar, Kills His Bodyguard

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Syrian Airstrike Injures Prominent Al-Qaeda Scholar, Kills His Bodyguard

Abdullah al-Muhaysini in a propaganda video.

Prominent al-Qaeda Scholar Abdullah al-Muhaysini was injured in a Syrian airstrike on the opposition-held part of the northern Hama countryside on July 9.

According to Step News, an Idlib-based outlet, a warplane of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) targeted al-Muhaysini and a group of his fighters when they were building fortifications. One of al-Muhaysini’s bodyguards, an infamous terrorist known as Abu U’said, was reportedly killed in the airstrike.

While most opposition sources promote al-Muhaysini as an independent scholar, the U.S. revealed that he was appointed as a religious advisor for the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in 2015. Now, the al-Nusra Front is known as Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)

Al-Muhaysini, who is a Saudi national, is also well-known for serving as a religious judge in the al-Qaeda-led Army of Conquest, which captured large parts of Idlib in 2015 and committed numerous war crimes.

In 2016, al-Muhaysini publicly fundraised a failed offensive on Aleppo. A notable part of the money was reprotedly collected from Qatar. In the same year, he was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for financing al-Qaeda.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain designated al-Muhaysini as a financer for several terrorist groups in 2017 and accused him of received support from Qatar.

Al-Muhaysini is known for playing the role of moderator between different terrorist groups in Syria. The Saudi scholar even attempted to effect a truce between the al-Nusra Front and ISIS in 2014.

To this day, al-Muhaysini remains one of the most dangerous figures in Greater Idlib. In this light, the recent incident may be an indication that Damascus and its allies are working to eliminate terrorist leaders and linked to them influencers in the “de-escalation zone”.

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  • Ivanus59

    Interesting how the terrorist who was killed is actually called Abu US’AID.

    • BMWA1

      I am glad CIA has a sense of humor.

    • John Wallace

      Which ended up with him getting some Syrian aid. Do they get to select from pictures of virgins or just take what they are given. Might pay to take a couple of Camels , just in case.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Like alCIAda :)

  • iosongasingsing

    Abdullah al-Muhaysini is a Wahabite, a great friend of the Zionists, he will go to seek treatment in some of their hospitals. What this Saudi has to do with democracy in Syria they only know it at the Mossad. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c75b54b70b61d144545a9e439599db6e1ec60c6a7c7c95ae54b053a945d299da.jpg

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    truly excellent, i sure hope the fucker croaks :))))

  • World_Eye

    Ah this guy, hah. The one that was saying all about the 72 virgins, how instead of sweat you will lick milk. And so long. Nice good score.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Great, now this Wahhabi animal can go play with 72 virgin goats.

  • friendly anon

    Please tell me the shrapnel where covered in lard.