Top Syrian Rebel Killed in Airstrike Near Damascus

Opposition activists say an airstrike near the capital Damascus has killed top rebel commander Zahran Allouch.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an airstrike hit an Islam Army meeting near the Damascus suburb of Otaya on Friday killing several officials including Allouch.

The Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV said Allouch was killed during a meeting to reconcile two feuding militant factions near Damascus. The station said 13 airstrikes hit eastern Damascus on Friday.

Read more at the Times of Israel


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