Senior ISIS leader Shishani ‘possibly killed’ in strike

This image made from video released in 2014 shows Omar al-Shishani standing next to the group's spokesman among a group of fighters as they declare the elimination of the border between Iraq and Syria. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

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.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50