AHRAR AL SHAM APPOINTS NEW LEADER IN SYRIA

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The Ahrar al Sham group published a statement three days ago saying that its council had appointed Hassan Soufan as the new leader. Hassan Soufan will be replacing Ali Omar in the role of leader of Ahrar al Sham.

Hassan Soufan originates from Latakia province and up until last year he was serving out sentence in Sidnaiyah prison for anti-government activities.

He was released after fifteen years in late-December 2016 as part of a prisoner swap deal between the Syrian government and various Idlib-based rebel groups.

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