On April 7, the Syrian Salvation Government, the administrative branch of al-Qaeda’s Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Greater Idlib, announced that Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Fayez Ahmad al-Khalif, had been murdered.
The announcement was made by the so-called Interior Minister, Ahmad Latuf, who revealed that al-Kalif was abducted by unidentified gunmen a few days earlier.
“We will continue to search, investigate and collect evidence until we apprehend the murderous criminals,” Latuf said in a
Fayez al-Khalif during a ceremony in Idlib held last August. Click to see full-size image.