The London-based Islamic Observatory Center has confirmed that Mustafa Setmariam Nassar, known as Abu Musab Al-Suri, has been released from a Damascus Jail. A Syrian opposition website had reported the release of Al-Suri, but it was
The Center's director, al-Siri, has told the Arab Digest that Al-Suri remains in Syria (News reports have suggested that he moved to Iran to join alQaeda Cadres there).
Al Siri had expressed fears over the safety of al-Suri because of the crackdown against Salafists in Syria. The Arab Digest had previously reported on his release news. Al-Siri was among the first to confirm that Suri had been moved from U.S. custody to a Syrian jail.