Civilians were also killed Al-Nusra Front members while worshipping in the mosque.
al-Wuhayshi is considered a top lieutenant to al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahri.
The Libyan Islamist says that that the US airstrike in Libya aimed at al-Qaida-linked extremist responsible for 2013 Algeria gas plant attack missed him and killed others.
The killings in Idlib are the deadliest against the minority Druze sect, which has been split between supporters and opponents of President Bashar Assad, since Syria’s crisis began in March 2011.
The ensuing clashes killed at least nine IS militants and two from the Shura Council, including Salem Derbi, the commander of the so-called Abu Salem Brigade, which has history of enmity with IS.
Al-Qaeda’s Syria chief refused to call IS fighters “infidels” — a term usually referring to non-Muslims — but instead said they had strayed from the path of Islam.
“They have all studied from reputed institutions and one of them has personally met Osama bin Laden and Aiman al-Zawahari in the past,” said a police officer.
Osama bin Laden’s aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son Hamza before the US operation in Abbottabad.
The 15-page document “Terror Franchise: THE UNSTOPPABLE ASSASSIN: TECHS Vital role for its success”, originally in English, lists the Mumbai terror attack as one of the “blessed” operations.
Al-Akhbar said it had identified the voice in the recording as that of Saharaoui.
Asim Umar, head of AQIS, has claimed responsibility for a string of attacks, including Avijit Roy.
Al-Qaeda seeks to stage operations against India and the wider region.
An airstrike on the town of Darkoush, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Jisr al-Shughour, killed and wounded dozens of people.
Ahmed Farouq was considered a ‘rising star’ in militant circles.
The White House said compensation would be paid to the Weinstein and Lo Porto families.