BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – A high ranking commander from an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria was assassinated in northwestern Syria this week.

According to opposition activists via social media, the commander of the Al-Qaeda affiliate “Harakat Ansar Al-Deen” was assassinated this week when an unknown assailant opened fire and killed him outside his home in the Jisr Al-Shughour countryside.

The commander was identified as “Abu ‘Abdullah Al-Muhajer”; he is a Saudi national that has been jihading in Syria force several years.

The assassination of Abu ‘Abdullah Al-Muhajer comes just 24 hours after two other jihadist rebels were gunned down in the Jisr Al-Shughour countryside.

No group has claimed responsibility for these killings.

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