Abu Firas al-Suri
 


 

Age: 65



Summary:
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



Location:
Kafr Jales, Syria