28 Feb '18, 2pm

Al Qaeda-linked Lebanese jihadist eulogizes Palestinian figure killed in Syria

Ibrahim Khaza’il, also known as Abu Muhammad al Filistini, seen here in an undated picture reportedly taken in the Ain el Helwe refugee camp in Lebanon. The commander of a Palestinian faction fighting in Syria was recently eulogized by a central al Qaeda-linked jihadist figure in Lebanon, further highlighting his group’s ties to the terrorist outfit. Abu Muhammad al Filistini, the leader of Saraya Ghuraba Filistin, was feted by Tawfiq Taha after he was killed in combat by regime forces in Syria’s northwestern Latakia province. Taha stated in his eulogy that Filistini, whose real name was Ibrahim Khaza’il, went to Syria “in defense of Muslims, triumphant [in defense of] their blood and their land.” Taha also said that “god blessed Sheikh Abu Muhammad with piety, zeal, good morals, respectability, humility, and rapprochement among all Muslims. He also played a positive role ...

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