Syria: Militant group commander killed in air strike
March 6 , 2015
Abu Homam al-Shami, the chief commander of the al-Nusra Front, has been killed in an air strike, the Syrian militant group has said.
Three other militant leaders were reportedly killed along with Shami.
The Syrian military targeted the militant leaders when they were meeting in Idlib province.
The Nusra Front, believed to be an affiliate of al-Qaeda, is one of the main Islamist rebel groups fighting against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.