al-Nusra Terrorist Leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani Reported Killed

I'd like to thank Syria for being al-Qaeda's Vietnam.


Jabhat al-Nusra is headed by a man who uses the nom de guerre of Abu Mohammad al-Golani (Golani is a reference to Syria’s Golan Heights, occupied by Israel). The U.S. Treasury Department has also slapped financial sanctions against two men it believes are senior leaders in the militia group: Maysar Ali Musa Abdallah al-Juburi and Anas Hasan Khattab. Recent media reports also mention one Mustafa Abdel-Latif, also known as Abu Anas al-Sahaba, as the new “emir” or leader of Jabhat al-Nusra. A Jordanian national, al-Sahaba is the brother-in-law of the late al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi. Abu Adnan would not disclose any information about the men named by the Treasury Department and said al-Golani remained the Jabhat leader. Al-Golani’s real identity remains a well-kept secret, even to the leaders of other similar Islamist militant groups in Syria. At a recent meeting of the leaders of the Salafi groups Ahrar al-Sham, Suqoor al-Sham, Liwa al-Islam, Jabhat al-Nusra and several other units to discuss the creation of a Syria-wide pan-Islamist coalition, al-Golani kept his face covered throughout the proceedings, according to a participant. He was introduced by the Jabhat leaders in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, who vouched for his identity, but al-Golani offered no information about himself. “He knew everything about each one of us,” the participant said, “how long we’d been in the fight, our personal backgrounds, how long we’d spent in prison [before the revolution], everything.”
Not that I really dig Assad or anything but the dead al-Qaeda are really starting to pile up. I'm failing to see a downside to that.

Hat Tip: Laura.

Posted by: Howie at 03:44 PM


1 Personally, I'd like to thank Syria for being Hezbollah's Vietnam, as well.

Posted by: MtTB at October 25, 2013 05:37 PM

2 Nusra denied it and then SANA pulled the story. Sigh.

Posted by: laura Walker at October 25, 2013 07:24 PM


Posted by: Nuff Said at October 25, 2013 07:29 PM

4 Greetings:

As my favorite Platoon Sergeant used to say, "Dead is good. Deader is better."

Posted by: 11B40 at October 25, 2013 08:25 PM

5 The Conservatives pressure on Obama to not bail out Hezbollah is paying dividends. Let these moslem bastards bleed themselves dry. There are no good, or even moderately less evil, guys here. They need to kill each other off to the last maniac.

Posted by: crackermike at October 26, 2013 09:35 AM

6 I've read news reports today that the Al-Nusrah group denies that its leader is dead and is alive. I think Al Nusrah may be right. After all even if he is dead, the terrorist group would proudly announce it !!

Posted by: Birbal Dhar at October 26, 2013 02:34 PM

7 One dead merely opens the door for more to replace him. Islam has several million who would kill for the job.

Posted by: Louis at October 27, 2013 06:31 AM

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