October 4, 2017 / 6:47 PM / a year ago

Syria's militant ex-Qaeda group denies leader injured in Russian strike

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria’s Tahrir al-Sham militant group denied in a statement on social media on Wednesday that its leader had been critically wounded in a Russian air strike and said he was in good health and performing his duties.

The Russian Defence Ministry said it had seriously injured Abu Mohamad al-Golani on Oct. 3 in an intelligence-led special operation while he was meeting his field commanders.

Golani headed the Nusra Front, the former al Qaeda affiliate, before it merged with other groups to form Tahrir al-Sham.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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