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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Two Free Syrian Army leaders assassinated in Idlib

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:55 P.M.) – Two commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were reportedly killed in the Idlib Governorate on Sunday after unknown gunmen opened fire at the rebel group’s headquarters.
Based on reports from Syrian opposition activists, the two FSA commanders assassinated in the Idlib Governorate on Sunday were identified as Ahmad Khatib and Younis Zureiq.
Zureiq and Khatib were both inside their headquarters located in the town of Ma’arat Harma when the militants attacked their positions.
Opposition activists have accused Jund Al-Aqsa (Al-Qaeda franchise) sleeper cells of carrying out this assassination.

Commander of Free Syrian Army abruptly resigns

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 P.M.) – The commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Al-Safwah Division, Ghassan Najjar, abruptly resigned from his post on Saturday, following his company’s defeat at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in east Aleppo.
Najjar recently took to Twitter to express his frustrations after the battle of Aleppo, only to resign just 48 hours later.
The Al-Safwah Division released a public statement via their social media accounts on Sunday to confirm the official resignation of their commander.
 The Free Syrian Army’s High Command has not yet named an replacement for Ghassan Najjar.

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