Senior Al Qaeda-linked cleric in Syria injured in assassination attempt

Abdullah Al Muhaysini, a senior cleric with close ties to Jabhat Fatah Al Sham, was injured on Thursday in an assassination attempt in Northern Syria.

Security sources told The National that they believe the Saudi-born cleric was being treated after an explosive device exploded under his car somewhere in Northern Syria.

Jabhat Fatah Al Sham, the group formerly known as Jabhat Al Nusra – the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, is one of the most powerful groups in opposition-held Syria.

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Source: The National