11:59 GMT05 August 2021
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    Field commander of Jaish al-Fatah terrorist group, a Saudi citizen, was captured alive by the Syrian military, according to a local source.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The Syrian army captured a field commander of Jaish al-Fatah terrorist group during the operation near the city of Aleppo in the north-west of the country, a local source told Sputnik.

    According to the source, the detention of the militant named Abdullah Mehesni, a Saudi citizen, took place in the southern outskirts of the city. He was captured alive after the military fired a missile at a car in which he was riding.

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces countering the so-called moderate rebels and several extremist groups, including the Islamic State and the Nusra Front.

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    Syria, Abdullah Mehesni, Jaish al-Fatah, Syrian crisis
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