Chechen Rebel Commander Smoked By Mortar Round

first published on December 15, 2016 by

Video from 2014 shows the death of Chechen rebel commander Saifullah al-Chechani, as a Syrian Army mortar round impacts near his position during a failed al Nusra Front attack on Aleppo’s central prison.

The rebels attempted to storm the prison in broad daylight but were forced to retreat under heavy fire. As they rendezvous at the extraction point, a lucky or well-aimed high explosive mortar round lands and explodes, killing him instantly and wounding at least one other rebel.