Qudsaya | Mufti of Damascus and countryside killed in IED explosion
Damascus Countryside Governorate – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
SOHR sources say that the Mufti of Damascus and its countryside has died of his wounds he sustained shortly after an IED exploded near “al-Sahaba mosque” in the city of Qudsaya in Damascus countryside.
The Mufti had very close ties with the head of the Syrian regime and its security services, and had become a high-profile figure in striking most of the reconciliation deals of Damascus countryside with the regime.
The Syrian Observatory has just monitored an explosion in the city of Qudsaya in Damascus countryside, caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) near “al-Sahaba mosque” in the city, which injured the head of the reconciliation committee in the city of Qudsaya and the Mufti of Damascus countryside.
The Mufti of Damascus and countryside, under the guidance of the head of the regime Bashar al-Assad, assumed his duties in May 2019 and took over the management of the “Al-Sham’s Islamic Centre for countering Terrorism and Extremism” in the capital, Damascus.
The centre includes departments for training imams and preachers, Islamic sciences, monitoring and processing of extremist ideas, a section for countering extremist ideology and another for scientific research.