26 Oct '13, 1am

Al Nusrah Front denies emir killed by Syrian troops

A screen shot from a video released by the Al Nusrah Front. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, one of two official al Qaeda branches in Syria, denied a report by Syrian state-run television that its emir, Abu Muhammad al Julani, was killed today by government forces during fighting in a contested coastal area of the country. SANA, the government-run news, reported that al Julani (or Golani) was killed during fighting in the western province of Latakia. But SANA later pulled the report of al Julani's death from its website. SANA did post a report of heavy fighting in Latakia , and named fighters who were killed, but did not indicate the group to which they belonged. Al Julani's name was not on the list. "What was claimed by one channel alone, regarding what it claimed was the killing of the emir of Al Nusrah Front, was ...

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