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IS commander 'likely killed' in Syria air strike: US official

The Islamic State Group’s Battle-tested Equivalent Of A Defence Minister Has Probably Died In A US Air Strike In Syria, A US Official Said.

PTI | Updated on: 09 Mar 2016, 02:34:36 PM


The Islamic State group’s battle-tested equivalent of a defence minister has probably died in a US air strike in Syria, a US official said.

The target of the March 4 attack was Omar al-Shishani, a Georgian fighting with Islamic State in Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement yesterday. It said the result of the attack was still being assessed.

But a US official speaking on condition of anonymity said al-Shishani “likely died” in the assault by waves of US warplanes and drones, along with 12 other ISIS fighters. 

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First Published : 09 Mar 2016, 02:31:00 PM