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How Zawahiri's death affects Syrian opposition factions

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham did not issue an official statement regarding Ayman al-Zawahiri’s death, although some if the group's leaders expressed condolences on Telegram.
A frame grab from a videotape aired Aug. 5, 2006, on the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television network.

The US killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri by drone strike in Afghanistan has evoked expressions of support in areas of Syria's Idlib province under the control of the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS).

On July 31, US President Joe Biden announced Zawahiri's killing in a US raid in Kabul.

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