Damascus, October 22. According to official Syrian media reports, the Syrian religious leader and Mufti Sheikh Mohamed Adnan Afiuni in Damascus died after being attacked by a car bombing in Damascus on the evening of the 22nd.
The Syrian News Agency quoted a statement from the Syrian Ministry of Religious Affairs and reported that the attack took place next to a mosque in the town of Kudesia, on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. Afiuni’s car was pre-installed with an explosive device. The attacker detonated the car and caused Afiuni. death.
The Syrian religious department called the incident a “terrorist attack” in a statement. At present, no organization or individual has claimed to have caused this attack.
The Syrian News Agency pointed out in the report that Sheikh Afiuni is a Mufti in the capital Damascus and surrounding rural areas, and one of the most important religious scholars in Syria and the Islamic world.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, headquartered in the United Kingdom, Afiuni is one of the Syrian religious figures who have the closest relationship with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The opposition played a mediating role in the reconciliation process.