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    One of field commanders of the Hezbollah movement told Sputnik on Wednesday that reports of the capture of Abu Mohammad Julani, the leader of al-Nusra Front terrorist group, are untrue.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Earlier in June, media reported that Julani had been captured by Hezbollah fighters as the latter were fighting against the jihadists in Syria.

    "These reports are absolutely wrong. Hezbollah has captured several militants of al-Nusra Front and Jaish al-Fatah in the fights south of Aleppo province, but Julani is not among them," the commander said.

    Al-Nusra Front is an affiliate of al-Qaeda and a rival of Daesh in Syria and Iraq. Al-Nusra Front is regarded as the second most powerful group after Daesh. Julani has been commander of the terrorist group since 2012.


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