Nov. 25, 2015
- Suicide Bomber Takes Out Leadership of ISIS Brigade in Syrian Golan – Paul Alster
A suicide bombing in southern Syria on Nov. 15 killed six of the top leaders of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, an ISIS militia that holds parts of the Syrian Golan Heights. The Al Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, took credit for the “heroic” attack. “The Islamic State [ISIS], that controls the closest area to the Israel border in the Syrian Golan Heights, suffered a severe blow and lost its entire top command in the area in one fell swoop,” noted Alex Fishman, a veteran military correspondent for Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot.
“Nusra Front also called on ISIS fighters, who number about 2,000 and who have acquired a large arsenal of weapons including tanks seized from Syrian army garrisons in the border area, to surrender themselves,” Lebanon’s Daily Star reported. (Fox News)