Syrian State TV reported Tuesday the leader of Ahrar al-Sham, a rival group of the Islamic State or ISIS, had been killed by a suicide bomb attack in Idlib province during a meeting. More than 20 other members of the group also were killed.

Ahrar al-Sham announced, along with several other opposition brigades, in November 2013 it would merge to form the Islamic Front. Other brigades affiliated with the group include Jaysh al-Islam, Suqour al-Sham, Liwa al-Tawhid, Liwa al-Haqq, Ansar al-Sham and the Kurdish Islamic Front. The group formed with the intention of fighting ISIS in Syria.
Abu Khaled al-Suri, another leader of the group, was killed by the Islamic State earlier this year, al-Jazeera reported.