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Fatah al-Islam Leader Believed Dead, Message Delivered By Online Statement

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The leader of Fatah al-Islam has been "captured or killed" in Syria, an online statement believed to be from the armed group has said.

Shaker al-Abssi and two other members of the group were ambushed in Syria on their way to a meeting to make contact with fighters in Iraq, Site, the US-based intelligence monitoring group, reported the website as saying on Wednesday.

The authenticity of the statement has not been confirmed.

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