Umar As’ad was reportedly a top commander in the Homs province, according to Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi media outlet.
It is unclear who conducted an airstrike that killed a commander.
On December 11, Daesh terrorists recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs, Syria. According to various sources, the number of terrorists that took part in the storming of the city reached 5,000 including hundreds of suicide bombers. According to the Homs governor, the government forces managed to evacuate some 80 percent of city’s civilian population.