The Syrian army killed the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) terrorist group, Egypt-born Abu Suleiman al-Masri in Aleppo, a source confirmed to Sputnik Saturday.
According to the source, the terrorist was killed during a fight near the Tal-al-Karsani village outside Aleppo.
The Nusra Front is an Islamist armed group fighting the Syrian government.
Damascus also combats the Islamic State militants and a number of opposition forces.
This week the Russian Defense Ministry said Islamiс State was in talks with other terrorist groups operating in Syria about joining forces against the Syrian Army.