BEIRUT, Feb. 18 (Press Shia) – The Syrian government forces have eliminated one of the leaders of the terrorist group Jabhat Fatah al Sham, formerly known as Nusra Front, in the southwest of the country.

According to Lebanon’s Aljadeed TV channel, the terrorist commander known as Khaled Shakhadi Al Alyul was killed in a special operation in the provincial capital Daraa.

On Monday, local media reported that Syrian army units managed to repel an attack of Nusra Front, on the southern city of Daraa.

Daraa is located to the south of Damascus near the border with Jordan and is controlled by the Syrian government forces. The terrorists of Jabhat Fatah al Sham hold control of several settlements to the north and west of the city, as well as of a check-point on the border.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia