Rebel sources announced on the 17th of the current month that the rebel commander Rakan Al-Talha of Liwaa Al Fateh Al-Mubein was killed mysteriously in the city of Nawa.
Recently, there has been a lot of fighting between rebel factions and ISIS-affiliated groups in Daraa province.
ISIS sleeper cells have stepped up their operations targeting high-level rebel meetings and leaders.
Observers in Syria’s crisis say “It is very possible that this act was carried out by ISIS sleeper cells”.
In a similar development, a Jaish Al Sunna grouping was targeted in rebel held Idlib province where ISIS sleeper cells have carried out many assassinations and bombings.