October 25, 2013
Syrian state-run TV claims the leader of the powerful al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra has been killed.
Friday’s one-line report, which could not be immediately confirmed, says Abu Mohammad al-Golani was killed in the coastal province of Latakia. It did not say when or give other details. Opposition groups had no immediate comment on the report.
Rebels have gained footholds in mountainous regions of Latakia, which is largely loyal to President Bashar Atestssad.