A senior commander in an elite force led by notorious Colonel Suhail al-Hassan was killed by rebels in the ongoing battles in the northern countryside of Hama province, activists said Wednesday.
Fuad al-Salah, leader of the 'Leopard Militia' was killed after years of fighting alongside al-Hassan, also known as 'The Tiger,' on many fronts in Homs, Hama, Aleppo and the Lattakia countryside.
Salah was the only son for his parents and their loss was grave for him and led him to volunteer in the Tiger's mercenaries, despite the fact he is a college graduate with a degree in business management.
Salah is the not the first to be killed in the Tiger mercenaries; other leaders such as Ali al-Haji, founder of the Leopard Militia, was killed in 2015 and his brother after him. Also, the Tiger lost one of his closest officers, General Yaseen Osman, known as 'The Thunder.' Osman was killed in Aleppo countryside battles.
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