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Islamic State 'Minister of War' killed in Russian airstrike: Moscow

September 8, 2017 8:44 AM
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Islamic State 'Minister of War' killed in Russian airstrike: Moscow

MOSCOW: Around 40 Islamic State fighters, including four senior commanders, were killed near Syria’s eastern city of Deir al-Zor by a Russian air strike, the Russian defence ministry said on Friday, according to the RIA news agency.

It said among those killed was Abu Muhammad al-Shimali, the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War” who oversees foreign fighters at IS.

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