December 19, 2012

Buzzkill Sheikh al Fatih Abu Muhammad al Julani Not Dead

Long War Journal:

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, has denied media reports that its emir and two commanders have been killed.

The "Media Department" of the Al Nusrah Front said yesterday that reports of the death of "Sheikh al Fatih Abu Muhammad al Julani" are wrong, and that "he is fine and immersed in the countless bounties of Allah," according to a statement obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Additionally, Al Nusrah said that "the mujahideen brothers," Abu Anas al Sahhaba and Abu Julaybib, "are also doing well." Al Nusrah said that al Sahhaba and Julaybib are "field commanders, but neither of them is the supervisor general of the Al Nusrah Front."

Julaybib, who is a brother-in-law of Zarqawi, is said to be the emir of the Al Nusrah Front in Dara'a, a city on the Jordanian border that serves as an Al Nusrah stronghold.


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