Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic 'moderates' opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State. The blast in the Northwest region of Idlib, Syria on Tuesday killed senior members of rebel group the Ahrar-al-Sham brigade (AaS), including leader Hassan Abboud and 45 others including senior members from other rebel alliance groups, reports The Times. The Idlib region stands in AaS territory, but it is close to the front-line with ISIS in neighbouring Aleppo.THIS EVENT REMINDS OF WHAT HAPPENED ON 9/09//01:
The suicide bombing attack on a charismatic Afghan guerrilla leader [Ahmed Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir and the commander of the Northern Alliance, ] Sept. 9 appears to have been a preemptive strike by Osama bin Laden and his supporters to eliminate a CIA-backed opponent who could have been a powerful ally on the ground in any U.S. retaliation for the terrorist assaults two days later on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, intelligence sources said over the weekend.I HOPE I'M WRONG.
BUT JUST IN CASE: BRACE YOURSELVES...
UPDATE: MORE HERE.