المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

10 months after his disappearance, Founder and leader of Jund al-Aqsa found killed in a well

SOHR was informed that the corpse of Abo Abd al-Aziz al-Qatari the founder and Amir of Jund al-Aqsa, was found in Der Sonbol the former stronghold of SRF and the birthplace of its leader, Gamal Ma’rouf. Sourced reports to SOHR earlier that the SRF assassinated the Amir.

The Amir was born in Iraq and was known for many different names according to his movement from one country to another, he was fighting with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and he was close to Ossama Ben Ladin, Aiman al-Zawahri, and Shekh Abdallah Azzam, the Amir fought in Chechnya against Russian forces, and after returning from Chechnya to Iraq he formed a group carrying out bombings, targeting hotels and liquor stores in Iraq, To be arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment, He was released before the American forces inter Iraq, after that he formed al-Jehad wa al-Tawhed brigade in Iraq with al-Zarqawi to fight the American forces, hes brother the leader in Iraq Islamic State, was killed during clashes against the American forces in Iraq.

the Amir entered Syria with his son months after the revolution took place, hes son was killed during clashes against regime forces. After that, Abo Abd Al-Aziz al-Qatari and al-Zawahri formed ” Jabhat al-Nusra” in Syria, then al-Qatari split from Jabhat al-Nusra and formed Jund al-Aqsa brigade until he was disappeared 10 months ago.

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