Syria: 25 al-Nusra Front rebels killed in mosque blast in Idlib, say reports

  • Around 25 members of al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate, have been killed in a blast in Syria’s Idlib province, according to activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    The explosion occurred at a mosque in Ariha city in the north-western province, the UK-based activists say.

    The cause of the blast has not been confirmed. A senior al-Nusra leader is believed to be among the dead.

    Ariha was captured by Islamist rebels in May. Most of Idlib is now in rebels' control.

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