Senior Hurras al-Din Leader Reportedly Killed by U.S. Airstrike

At approximately 1100 EST, reports began to emerge of an explosion outside of Idlib, Syria. By 1200 EST, locals began congregating at the site on Qah Road in Mashhad Ruhin, Syria. By 1207 EST, those locals began posting that a single man on a motorcycle was killed after by what they say three coalition drones overflying the area.

By 1300 EST, local media claimed the deceased was Senior Hurras al-Din leader Abu Ubaidah al-Iraqi.

Tanzim Hurras al-Din or Guardians of Religion Organization or Guardians of Religion commonly referred to as Hurras al-Din, is an armed insurgent group affiliated with Al-Qaeda and fighting in the Syrian Civil War. The head of the group, Abu Humam al-Shami, was a Syrian who fought for Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and the Iraqi insurgency. Formerly a member of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and previously the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria between 2013 and 2016; Abu Humam Al-Shami announced the formation of Hurras al-Din on 27 February 2018. Abu Jilibib Tubasi and Abu Khadija al-Urduni, members of the Guardians of Religion’s shura council, left Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in 2016 due to its reported disassociation from al-Qaeda. Tubasi, al-Shami, and Sami al-Oraydi were arrested by HTS in November 2017, in an attempt to stave off the formation of another al-Qaeda affiliated group in Syria. Also, in November 2017, Jaysh al-Badia and Jaysh al-Malahim were formed. The group also rejects infighting against other groups, but has had some tensions with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on a few occasions, most recently from 17 June to 26 June 2020. (Wiki)

 

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Ethan Alun
Ethan Alun
A United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni, Ethan covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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