Syrian Checkpoint Hit with Huge Car Bomb

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08 APR 2015 - Ahrar Al Sham car bomb blows up a Syrian regime checkpoint in Hama. Ahrar ash-Sham is a coalition of multiple Islamist and Salafist units, which coalesced into a single brigade during the Syrian Civil War, in order to fight against the Ba'athist government lead by Bashar al-Assad. Ahrar ash-Sham was led by Hassan Aboud. As of July 2013, Ahrar ash-Sham had 10,000 to 20,000 fighters, making it the 2nd single most powerful unit fighting against al-Assad, after the Free Syrian Army. It was the principal organization operating under the umbrella of the Syrian Islamic Front and is a major component of the Islamic Front.