The privately-owned Algerian outlet Ennahar TV announced the death of army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah on Monday. Salah, who was 79, was pivotal in forcing the resignation of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April earlier this year.
When Ahmed who is now 22 fled his home in the Syrian town of Dara Azza he thought his academic career was over. However, when he arrived in Turkey he learned Turkish and graduated at the top of his class in engineering.
Ahmed Fadl al-Kadhim is an Iraqi officer who sacrificed his life in order to give life to a wounded man who was injured by an ISIS ambush in Tarmia, north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The family of the fallen officer remember their last conversations with him.