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FSA leader loses leg in explosion

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 01:06

March 25 - Amateur video reportedly shows bloody seats of a vehicle hit by an explosion targeting Free Syrian Army founder Colonel Riad al-Asaad, who lost a leg in the blast and remains in stable condition in Turkey. Jessica Gray reports.

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Colonel Riad al-Asaad, founder of the Free Syrian Army, is rushed to hospital in Turkey following a blast that severed his leg. On Monday, Turkish officials confirmed he was in stable condition Amateur video that cannot be verified by Reuters purports to show the blood-stained seats of the vehicle targeted in the explosion, said to be in the eastern city of al-Mayadin. Various Syrian rebel factions fight under the umbrella of the FSA, which has struggled to find regular weapons supplies and build a disciplined command and control structure. Meanwhile, provisional Syrian Prime Minister Ghassan Hitto met with residents of the rebel-controlled city of Aleppo on Sunday. Last week, the Western and Gulf -backed coalition chose Hitto as part of efforts to form a government to fill the power vacuum in Syria arising from the revolt that has killed more than 70,000 people. He was tasked with drawing up plans to restore power and services to the community at the heart of fierce fighting.

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FSA leader loses leg in explosion

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 01:06