One leader of armed opposition killed in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.10
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Hassan Abboud, one of the leaders of the armed opposition in the Syrian city of Idlib was killed in a suicide attack, the Turkish news agency Anadolu said Sept. 10.
The attack also killed 45 members of the armed opposition.
It is reported that the attack was carried out by a terrorist organization "Islamic State" (former "The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant").
Other details are not reported.
The IS was established in 2003 in Iraq. In 2004-2006, the terrorist organization was led by Abu Musab al-Zargavi. It consisted of 11 radical Islamic groups, which had close ties with an Al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
After the start of the military confrontation in Syria between the armed opposition and the government forces and the terrorist organization penetrated to Syria in 2013. After this Islamic state organization announced its refusal to take an oath to al-Qaeda and declared jihad on all groups and government forces.
The strengthening of the position of the Islamic State organization in Syria has led to the fact that it was able to return to Iraq.
On June 10, the militants of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), supported by the banned Iraqi Ba'ath Party [the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party], seized the administrative center of the Mosul city in the northern Iraqi province of Ninawa, a number of small settlements, as well as part of the Salah al Din Province, including its center - the city of Tikrit.
The ISIL militants took control over the Iraqi town of Tal Afar on June 16 and the city's military airport also came under the control of the ISIL militants on June 22.
It was reported on June 25 that the Sunni groups in Iraq are taking up arms against the IS militants.
In particular, the 1920 Revolution Brigades group is armed against the militants. The 1920 Revolution Brigades group actively fought against Al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq in 2007.
The activists of the Iraqi Islamic National Resistance, the Islamic Army of Iraq, Sunni Mujahideen Army are also armed.
In late June, the Islamic state organization announced the creation of an Islamic caliphate on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi authorities have appealed to the international community for help in combating the organization.
It was also reported that a particularly tense situation was in the north of the country where terrorists threaten ethnic religious minorities, Kurds Yezidis, with genocide. The number of Yezidis who have fled their homes is more than 100,000.