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Senior ISIS leader Shishani ‘possibly killed’ in strike

The United States had offered up to $5 million reward for information about the well-known Syrian-based Georgian national

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A senior ISIS leader, Abu Omar al-Shishani, a Syrian-based Georgian national, may have been killed in a March 4 air strike by the US-led coalition near the Syrian town of al-Shadadi, US officials told Reuters.

The United States had offered up to $5 million reward for information about Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, who officials said served as the group's de facto minister of war.