Jihadis released by Assad

Four jihadists, one prison: all released by Assad and all now dead

Men freed from the same prison in 2011 went on to play senior roles in Isil, al-Nusra and other extremist groups. Why they were released – and who later killed them – are some of the key questions of Syria’s brutal war.

One was struck down by a missile in Damascus. Another, Jihadi John’s boss, was taken out by an American “pinpoint strike”.

The third died with a bunch of comrades in Turkey in a mass killing of Syrian rebels that has still never been explained: theories range from an accident to an al-Qaeda car bomb.

The fourth, a personal envoy of Osama bin Laden with alleged but unproven links to the 9/11 attacks on America, was blown up by a suicide bomber in Aleppo.

  • Sheman Eman

    So! I should be heartbroken?

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Hell still has plenty of room for the rest of the muzzies.

  • Barrington Minge

    The key phrase here…” and all now dead”…..