Reports from Lebanon say that a Lebanese-Canadian, who has been on the FBI’s most-wanted list of terror suspects, has been killed in Syria.
One media report published online says Faouzi Ayoub was killed in an ambush by members of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo last week.
Ayoub, 48, was a commander of the Islamic militant group Hezbollah, which Canada and the United States have classified as a terrorist organization.
More… Described by his family in Toronto as religious and devout, Ayoub was a longtime Hezbollah operative and former member of an elite unit headed by the late terrorist Imad Mugniyah. “I came here by God’s order,” he testified after he was captured in Israel more than a decade ago.
“My point of view on the world is that I protect the oppressed,” he continued in his testimony. “I want to save the people from oppression.” Asked by an Israeli judge which oppressed people he wanted to save, he replied, “The Muslims are oppressed.”