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Top Syrian Opposition Leader Killed in Airstrike

The head of one of Syria's most powerful rebel groups has been killed in an airstrike east of Damascus. Syrian rebels and the government said Friday that Zahran Alloush, founder of the Army of Islam, was killed in a raid that targeted the group's headquarters in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus. Alloush's death is a significant blow to the armed opposition, bolstering President Bashar al-Assad ahead of new peace talks scheduled for early 2016. The strike, which also...

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