Who is Abu Hajjar al-Homsi?

Recently, Abu Hajjar al-Homsi, was killed in an airstrike on the Aleppo province, but who exactly was he and what was the importance of his death?

Abu Hajjar was one the most prominent leaders of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front), before he became the leader of Jaysh al-Fatah.

He fought in Iraq in 2003 with Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi where he was incarcerated alongside Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS.

More recently, he led raids against the Free Syrian Army, and reportedly executed prisoners immediately. Moreover, his death is a blow for jihadist groups operating in Syria.

See:

ISIL’s Abu Mohamed al-Adnani ‘dead in Syria’s Aleppo’