Hayat Tahrir al Sham, a coalition of militias made up of former fighters from the Al-Nusra Front, the disbanded Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, announced the death of their military spokesman in a rocket attack on Thursday in the Syrian province of Idlib. confirmed in the northwest of the country.
The death of Abu Khalid al Shami was first announced by activist groups from Idlib in a piece of information collected by Middle East Eye and has now been confirmed by the organization itself through an internal message collected by the SITE group, which is monitoring jihadists Organizations.
In the embassy the group confirms Al Shami’s death and swears “revenge on those responsible”.
According to Middle East Eye sources, Al Shami died along with another organization’s media officer, Abu Musab al Homsi, from the impact of a guided anti-tank missile using reconnaissance drones.
Al Shami was likely patrolling the front line in southern Idlib, an area that has seen further attacks by forces allied with the Syrian regime since the beginning of the month – presumably Russian control of the last major opposition enclave in Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is now is practically in the hands of HTS.