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    Syrian Army Kills Senior Military Commander of Jaish Al-Fatah Coalition

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    The Syrian army killed one of the military commanders of the Jaish al-Fatah militant coalition, which also includes fighters from al-Nusra Front, media reported Friday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to the Lebanese Al Manar television channel, the Syrian government forces along with their allies killed Abu Salih Mekki in clashes with the Jaish al-Fatah fighters.

    The broadcaster added that the militant leader was killed in the vicinity of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, controlled by the government forces and besieged by militants.

    The so-called Arab Spring protests in Syria that took place in 2011 resulted in clashes between the government forces and opposition. Since then, the Middle Eastern country has been mired in a war between authorities in Damascus, numerous opposition factions, as well as terrorist groups.

    Deir ez-Zor, a major Syrian eastern city, has been besieged by al-Nusra Front and Daesh, extremist groups outlawed in many countries, including Russia, since March 2014.


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