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Syrian Authorities Kill Terrorist Ringleader

RIA Novosti

17:40 12/08/2012

MOSCOW, August 12 (RIA Novosti) - Syrian authorities have killed one of the ringleaders of al-Nusra Front terrorist group that has been active since the beginning of the national uprising in the country, SANA news agency said on Sunday.

Al-Nusra Front has claimed responsibility for several terrorist attacks in Syria, including blasts in Aleppo in January 2012 and terrorist acts against intelligence service officers in Damascus in January and March. These attacks killed dozens, thousands had been wounded in them.

SANA said that the killed terrorist is Wael Mohammad al-Majdalawi. According to preliminary data, he was killed in Damascus and civilians helped police to track him down.

The Syrian conflict has claimed between 14,000 and 20,000 lives since March 2011, according to estimates by various opposition groups and the UN. The West is pushing for Assad’s ouster, while Russia and China are trying to prevent outside interference in the country, claiming the Assad regime and the opposition are both to blame for the bloodshed.

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