Abu Firas al-Suri


Age: 65

founding member and spokesman of Syria's Al Qaeda-linked militant group al-Nusra Front who was a senior member of its Shura Council and fought against Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980's when he met Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his mentor Abdullah Azzam before returning to Syria after the uprising began in 2011.

Cause of Death: Killed in a U.S. air strike

Born: 1950

Died: April 3, 2016

Kafr Jales, Syria