NOTE: The picture shown below has been disproved as an old picture of Abdel Nasser Shmeir (from April 2016). Updated report with more details available here.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:55 A.M.) – Reports have just begun to surface that the Syrian Army has captured commander Abdel Nasser Shmeir, the leader of Free Syrian Army affiliate militia Faylaq al-Rahman, somewhere in Damascus’ East Ghouta region.
An unverified picture (show below) has been released over pro-government social media pages suggesting that the top Free Syrian Army has been been taken into the custody of government forces.
Indeed the bloodied up man in the unverified picture looks shocking similar in both general appearance and character expression to verified pictures of Abdel Nasser Shmeir.
In any case, virtually no information exists as to how or where Abdel Nasser Shmeir was captured and overall nothing can be confirmed at the present time.
Al-Masdar News will provide updates as more information becomes available.