A senior jihadi commander was assassinated by unidentified assailants in the eastern countryside of Idlib as infighting among rival rebel organizations rages.

Abu al-Miqdam al-Jazrawi, a Saudi national who serves as a top military commander for the Syrian al-Qaeda branch; Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, was shot dead by unknown fire while he drove to his home in Fouaa farms.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 263 militants from Syrian nationality, as well as 46 foreign jihadists have been assassinated since April 2018.

The slain militants belong to various extremist groups now in control of Idlib province and northern Hama such as HTS, Failaq al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Izza among others.

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