Al-Qaeda Suicide Bomber Takes Out Key ISIS Leadership In A “Severe Blow”
In a growingly intense turf war over what terrorist organization reigns supreme, Al-Qaeda struck a major blow to a key ISIS brigade.
At a meeting of leaders from the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, an ISIS militia that controls the Golan heights of southern Syria, 6 of their 10 key leaders were killed by a suicide bomber from the Al Nusra Front – Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate.
Experts are calling this a major blow to ISIS in the area and have further intensified the in-fighting between Sunni terror organizations in the region. One of the dead is Muhammad “Abu Ali” al-Baridi aka “The Uncle” who ran the group.
Many also say this shows ISIS’ weakness on the ground as the Kurds have pushed ISIS out of many cities in norther Iraq and now, in one fell swoop, they’ve lost the majority of their top leadership of a major militia.
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HAIFA, Israel – A recent suicide bombing in southern Syria shows the rivalry between Al Qaeda and ISIS is more than just a contest to see who can kill the most infidels — the groups are using classic terror techniques on each other.
The Nov. 15 bombing came at a top-level meeting of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, a key ISIS militia known for its bloody and vicious hold over parts of the Golan Heights. Six of the group’s top men were killed, including Muhammad “Abu Ali” al-Baridi, the shadowy head of the group who went by the nickname “The Uncle.”
Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, quickly took credit, gloating on Twitter about the “heroic” attack.
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