ERBIL ــ A top leader from the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a suicide operation against rebel groups in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, local and pro-ISIS sources reported on Friday.
Local activists confirmed that the prominent ISIS leader was from the ISIS-held city of Manbij in northern Aleppo.
Speaking to ARA News in Manbij, media activist Nasser Taljbini said that ISIS prince of Manbij Abu Salah al-Makki carried out a car bomb attack targeting a gathering for Syrian rebel fighters in the vicinity of Marea city.
“Al-Makki, holds a Saudi national, conducted Thursday a car bomb attack against a gathering of Syria opposition fighters on the outskirts of Marea [25 kilometers north of Aleppo in northern Syria],” Taljbini reported, citing sources close to ISIS.
In the meantime, ISIS supporters circulated on social media supportive comments and tweets about al-Makki. “Our princes are in the forefront .. God bless their souls,” pro-ISIS activists twitted.
On the other hand, pro-opposition sources reported that al-Makki was killed during clashes on the outskirts of Marea, without confirming or denying the news of the suicide bombing led by the top jihadi.
Noteworthy, it is the first time that a senior ISIS jihadi carries out a suicide bombing since the emergence of the terror group in Syria and Iraq.
Reporting by: Salar Qassim
Source: ARA News
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