Alloush was the leader of Jaysh al Islam, one of the biggest and most organized rebel groups in Syria. Rebel sources reported his death and Syrian state media later confirmed that he had been targeted by an aerial strike.
For two weeks this summer, VICE News embedded with the Islamic Front, a coalition of Islamist rebels fighting the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State militants.
The mysterious attack, allegedly an explosion, killed Ahrar al-Sham’s leader Hassan Aboud.
Using old-fashioned subterranean explosives and new-fangled social media techniques, anti-Assad groups fight on in Aleppo.
Aleppo has suffered waves of misfortune from barrel bombs, which are just as deadly as Scud missiles, but less accurate.