SYRIAN REBEL LEADER: Killed in Air Strike

Screen Shot 2015-12-25 at 11.09.07 AMStrikes were carried out by Russian planes.

The head and several leaders of a major Syrian rebel group, Jaysh al-Islam, have been killed in an air strike in a suburb of Damascus, reports say.

Founder Zahroun Alloush was among those killed when rockets hit a meeting place, rebels and activists said.

The Saudi-backed Islamist group is one of the biggest factions and is dominant in the eastern Damascus countryside.

It recently joined an opposition summit in Riyadh which produced a framework for peace talks with the government.

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