Syrian state TV claims leader of al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front killed in coastal province.

  • by: ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 25, 2013 - 6:25 PM

BEIRUT — Syrian state-run TV reported Friday that the leader of a powerful al-Qaida-linked rebel group has been killed — a claim that if confirmed would be a huge blow to fighters trying to topple President Bashar Assad. At least one rebel commander denied the report.

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