The leader of a pro-regime Shabiha group and one of the main suspects of the Reyhanli terror attack, Mihrac Ural, was reportedly killed in an attack by Syrian rebels on Tuesday.
Ebu Yusuf al Muhacir, a spokesman for the Ahrar ash Sham group said that they targeted a military convoy which belonged to the regime on Tuesday in Latakia where the presence of the regime forces have intensified recently.
Al Muhacir also said that "Our forces shelled a military convoy which was passing through the Prophet Yunus Hill in Latakia. After a while ambulances were sent back to the district from the scene."
"Two hours later we learned that, Ali Keyyali also known as Mihrac Ural was killed along with some regime and Russian military officers during the attack."
Born in Turkey's Antakya, Ural is known to have close relations with the Bashar Assad regime in Syria.
He is accused of being the mastermind behind the car bombings which took place in Reyhanli district of Turkey's southern Hatay Province in 2013, killing at least 52 people and injuring 142 others.
He was also one of the founders of the Turkish People's Liberation Party-Front (THKP-C), a predecessor to the terrorist organisation DHKP-C.