BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:55 P.M.) – In an event not at all uncommon in rebel-held northwest Syria, another top Islamist commander has been killed by mysterious assassins who will most likely never be identified.
On Saturday, Abu Muawiyah al-Hamwi (seen above), a battlefield leader for the Ahrar al-Sham Islamist group was ambushed whilst driving along the Marat Al-Numa’an highway in southern Idlib province.
Unknown gunmen jumped his car whilst it was in motion, unleashing a hail of bullets onto it.
During the attack, Abu Muawiyah al-Hamwi was struck multiple times. Not being killed on the spot, he was rushed to a nearby field hospital where he nonetheless died on Sunday due to his injuries.
Rebels are officially blaming pro-government spies for Abu Muawiyah al-Hamwi’s assassination and given the recent release of self-admitting evidences by Syrian intelligence of its penetration into militant-held northwest Syria (as well as militant ranks), this may very well be the case.