Syrian source: Abu Omar Al Shishani killed by Russian airstrike in Homs

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15th October – Fort Russ – Translated by Ollie Richardson

RIA

It has been reported that as a result of the impact of a Russian airstrike in the province of Homs, a group of militants were eliminated from the terrorist group “Ahrar al-Sham.” In the spring of 2015 they participated in the seizure of the city in northwestern Syria. 

The leader of the terrorist group “Ahrar al-Sham”, a native of Chechnya, Abu Bakr al-Shishani was allegedly killed in the Syrian province of Homs as a result of air strikes, a Syrian military source told RIA Novosti on Thursday. 

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“On October 14, as a result of the impact by the Russian airstrike in the province of Homs, the militant group Ahrar al-Sham together with the leader, a native of Chechnya, Abu Bakr Al-Shishani,  was eliminated” – said the agency. Earlier, the Syrian National Agency SANA reported the death of the   “Ahrar al-Sham” leader  Sheikh Omar Mustafa Al-Khodr, and his right hand man Khalid Abu Anas.

“Ahrar al-Sham” is the biggest terrorist group in the “Dzheish al-Fath” after “Dzhabhat en Nusra”. In the spring of 2015  “Ahrar al-Sham” participated in the capture of Erich, Idlib and Jisr al-Shugurov in northwest Syria. During the capture of the city, militants carried out mass executions of local people.

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