"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Saturday, April 23, 2016

Senior commander from Syria rebel group 'killed'- A New Arab

A senior commander in Syria's powerful Islamist Ahrar al-Sham rebel group was killed on Saturday night in a suicide bombing in Idlib province, a monitoring group has said.

"Ahrar al-Sham chief of staff Majed Hussein al Sadeq was killed with three other fighters from the group in a suicide attack against its headquarters in Binnish town," northeast of Idlib city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"An unknown person parked his motorcycle near the headquarters then walked into a group of Ahrar al-Sham fighters and detonated his explosive belt," the observatory said.

It was unclear who was responsible for the attack.

Sadeq, also known as Islam Abou Hussein, was a Syrian army officer who defected to join the opposition. 

He held several posts in Ahrar al-Sham before becoming its chief of staff.