World Bulletin/News Desk
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) confirmed Saturday that militants linked to Al Qaeda in Syria killed Kamal Hamami, a senior figure in the FSA.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the phone, a spokesman for FSA Qassem Saadeddine said the supreme military commander Hamami was killed by the organisation of 'Islamic State of Iraq and Damascus'.
Louay Mekdad, FSA Supreme Command Political Coordinator, said Abu Ayman al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State's Emir of the coastal region, personally shot dead Hamami and his brother at the roadblock.
He said a fighter who was travelling with them was set free to relay the message that the Islamic State considers the FSA heretics and that the Supreme Command is now an al Qaeda target.
Meanwhile, FSA Military Council spokesman Musab Abu Qatada said in a telephone interview that Berzah in Syria was under heavy bombardment.
"The attack left 9 people dead and tens of others injured as well as leaving around 40 thousand civilians stuck in the region," he said.
The entrance to the region was controlled by regime forces, Qatada said.
He asked for the evacuation of civilians who lacked medical assistance as well as electricity, water, and food.Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Temmuz 2013, 15:20