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Top Syrian rebel leader killed in airstrike

Other senior members of the rebel group may have been killed in the airstrike as well. (Representative image) Photograph: (Getty)

Beirut, Lebanon Sep 08, 2016, 10.25 PM (IST)

The top commander of Syrian militant rebel group has been killed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria.

Other senior members of the group may have been killed in the strike as well, Reuters reports.

It remains unknown which nation carried out the airstrike.

The death of commander Abu Omar Sarakeb, militant leader of the Army of Conquest, was announced on Twitter by Fateh al-Sham Front, earlier known as Al-Nusra Front.

Army of Conquest, or Jaish al-Fatah, is mainly active in the Syrian province of Idlib. Believed to be backed by Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the group is the largest rebel alliance in Syria.

(WION with inputs from agencies)

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