Zahran Alloush


Age: 44

Syrian top rebel commander and founder of the Islamic Front major component Jaysh al-Islam who was described as one of the most powerful persons in rebel-held Syria when he called for the cleansing of all Alawite sects and Shiite Muslims in the Damascus area during the Syrian Civil War, later telling Western journalists that these similar statements had been caused by the pressure and "psychological stress" he was under from living through the Syrian government's siege of Eastern Ghouta.

Cause of Death: Killed in a military airstrike

Born: 1971

Died: December 25, 2015

Utaya, Syria