US Air Strike May Have Nailed ‘The Chechen’: Report


Washington: The U.S. military and intelligence community is assessing whether a targeted U.S. airstrike killed a top ISIS leader, known as Omar “the Chechen,” several U.S. officials told CNN.

The strike took place on Friday near the Syrian town of al-Shaddadi. Abu Omar al-Shishani, the ISIS leader targeted in the strike, has a reputation as one of ISIS’ most capable commanders.

There has been a $5 million reward on his head from the U.S. State Department. Shishani is a former member of an elite Georgian military unit.


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