Abdul Qader Saleh

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Abdul Qader Saleh
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Native name Arabic: عبد القادر صالح
Nickname(s) Haji Mare'
Born 1979
Mare', Syria
Died 17 November 2013 (age 33–34)
Gaziantep, Turkey
Buried Mare'
Years of service 2012–13
Unit Al-Tawhid Brigade

Syrian Civil War

Children 5

Abdul Qader Saleh (Arabic: عبد القادر صالح, Abdul Qader Saleh; 1979 – 17 November 2013), also known as Haji Mare',[1] was one of the founding commanders of the Tawhid Brigade.[2][1] A merchant from the town of Mare' north of Aleppo, He was married and had five children.[3]

After taking part in the formation of the Tawhid Brigade in July 2012,[4] Saleh led the brigade and other rebel groups to capture half of Aleppo at the beginning of the Battle of Aleppo.[2] A member of the Supreme Military Council, Saleh had survived at least two assassination attempts.[2] He died on 17 November 2013 in Gaziantep, Turkey, as a result of wounds sustained during an air raid on the Infantry Academy of al-Muslimiyah, north of Aleppo.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Syrian rebel leader Abdelqader Saleh dead after air raid (The National), 18 November 2013
  2. ^ a b c Syrian rebel leader killed in Assad air strike (The Telegraph), 18 November 2013
  3. ^ عبد القادر الصالح, (Al Jazeera), 18 November 2013
  4. ^ a b Top Syrian rebel commander dies from wounds (Reuters), 18 November 2013
  5. ^ Syrian rebel leader Abdul Qader Saleh dies of injuries sustained in airstrike (Washington Post), 18 November 2013