Articles tagged with: Sheikh Al-Buti

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 22 Mar, 2013

Syria’s Top Sunni Cleric Killed as Regime and Rebels Trade Accusations

BEIRUT, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syria’s top Sunni cleric, Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan Al-Buti, was killed last night in a suicide bomb attack at the Iman Mosque in Damascus, along with at least forty-two others. Al-Buti was a close political ally of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and had been one of the few remaining pillars of support for the Damascus regime among Syria’s Sunni majority. His death further weakens the ailing Assad government. In a rare statement issued via the state-run...

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