Al-Qaeda leader in Syria is killed in Aleppo in a ‘devastating blow’ to terror group

Al-Qaeda’s leader in Syria has been killed, according to local reports.

The al-Nusra Front, the Sunni Islamic jihadist militia fighting against Syrian Government forces in the civil war, confirmed Sheikh Abu Sulaiman Al Masri’s death this morning.

Images of his body, containing a bloody head wound, have been shared online.