Pentagon says senior commander of IS, dead
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 12:18
The Pentagon has confirmed that a senior commander of so-called Islamic State is dead.
Defence officials said Omar Shishani died from injuries sustained in a recent US air strike in north-eastern Syria.
Earlier reports had suggested Shishani, a Georgian whose real name was Tarkhan Batirashvili, may have survived the attack on a convoy.
Several of his bodyguards were killed in the same bombing.
The strike took place on 4th March near the north-eastern town of Shaddadi, where Shishani had reportedly been sent to bolster local IS forces.
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