Ammar Shaaban Salkho (bottom left corner)

Ammar Shaaban Salkho, the military leader of the Islamist rebel group ‘Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki’, which operates in the Aleppo region, has reportedly been killed whilst fighting the Syrian Army in the Handarat Camp on the northern outskirts of Aleppo city.

Both government and rebel sources have acknowledged the event, with a number of rebel social-media outlets mourning his death, though the group is yet to issue an official statement.

The al-Zenki rebel group has received much in terms of media attention recently after a video of them beheading a child was exposed online, and in which Ammar Shaaban Salkho can be seen participating in the execution.

News of the rebel leader’s death comes at a difficult time for the militants in East Aleppo as the Syrian Army has only just captured the Bani Zaid neighbourhood and a number of remaining sites along the Castello road. Alongside the YPG’s move into the youth housing complex, these latest government gains have definitively imposed what had been, for the past week, only a partial siege of the eastern rebel-held neighbourhoods.

It is thought that the rebel retreat from the Bani Zaid district was due to a combination of strategic calculation (in an effort to prevent these forces from being cut-off from the bulk of East Aleppo’s militants) and the escape of the leadership of the FSA’s ‘16th division’.

In light of this, the recent death of al-Zenki’s leader adds to the woes of the remaining rebel forces in Aleppo who now face the twin threats of a full siege as well as the potential breakdown of their leadership structures.

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Fer Panzerfaust
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Please don’t kill this talented American terrorist but send them to white house to show their tellents

Daeshbags Sux
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Nope : put this scum in the same cell as Anders Breivik, then build a Pay Per View and bookmakers taking bets on who will kill the other first, this should be enough to pay for the lifeterm jail of the survivor…
BTW, the only talent your mofo terrorist has proven is having a laugh when his fellow goatfucker was assassinating a child…
But, anytime they face the militaries or the kurds or even the police in western countries, they all end up the same way : pushing up the daisies…

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These deprave Ismalists need to go to hell, modern day Savages. Go SAA and Russia

Murat Karadeniz
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yüreğim soğudu biraz

John_Damian
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are you under attack again the site i mean?

Andrew Sivaram
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I hope the little boy will give Ammar a proper thrashing in the afterworld for murdering hin.

Daeshbags Sux
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They won’t meet : Ammar was dragged straight to hell, as are al the jihadists…

Homer J. Lücke
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Es gibt doch noch Gerechtigkeit????????

P McCabe
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@maria_engstrom Don’t want to hear of anyone being killed but after what he helped do to that child it is justice.

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One thing is sure, after getting their 15 minutes of celebrity, the al-Zenki subhumans are now dedicated special targets. Even if they manage to escape Aleppo, they will be tracked like rabid dogs : we can be sure they’re now on the kill list of many intelligence agencies, they have their files @Interpol, in any anti-terrorist agency, there are probably a few millions of ppl that won’t forget their ugly faces (and the kiddo too 🙁 ), SAA or YPG won’t miss them if they come under their radars and well, I wouldn’t be surprised that even other jihadists were… Read more »
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