Syrian religious leader killed in car bomb attack

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 Syrian religious leader killed in car bomb attack


(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }According to a statement by the Syrian religious affairs department, the Syrian news agency reported that the attack occurred near a mosque in the town of kudesia, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. The car in which afiouni was riding was equipped with an explosive device in advance, and the attacker detonated the car, killing him. Syrias religious authorities called the incident a terrorist attack in a statement. No organization or individual has claimed to have created the attack. Syria News Agency pointed out in the report that Sheikh afioni is mufti in Damascus and surrounding rural areas, and is also one of the most important religious scholars in Syria and even in the Islamic world. According to the UK based Syrian Human Rights Watch, afioni is one of the Syrian religious figures with the closest relationship with Syrian President Bashar al Assad, and played a mediating role in the reconciliation between Syrian government forces and opposition organizations in the suburbs of Damascus. Source of this article: Yao Wenguang, editor in charge of xinhuanet.com_ NN1682

The Syrian news agency quoted a statement from the Syrian religious affairs department as saying that the attack occurred near a mosque in the town of kudesia, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. The car in which afioni was riding was equipped with an explosive device in advance. The attacker detonated the car and killed him.

Syrias religious authorities called the incident a terrorist attack in a statement. No organization or individual has claimed to have created the attack.

Syria News Agency pointed out in the report that Sheikh afioni is mufti in Damascus and surrounding rural areas, and is also one of the most important religious scholars in Syria and even in the Islamic world.

According to the UK based Syrian Human Rights Watch, afioni is one of the Syrian religious figures with the closest relationship with Syrian President Bashar al Assad, and played a mediating role in the reconciliation between Syrian government forces and opposition organizations in the suburbs of Damascus. (end)