ISIS Confirms Death of Minister of War Omar ‘The Chechen’ Al-Shishani

July 14, 2016 7:32 AM

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ISIS Confirms Death of Minister of War Omar ‘The Chechen’ Al-Shishani

A news agency affiliated to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) confirmed on Wednesday the death of the group’s Minister of War Abu Omar Al-Shishani in combat south of Mosul.

The Georgian national, known as “Omar the Chechen,” famous for his long ginger beard, was one of the most-wanted ISIS militants, with the U.S. government placing a $5 million bounty on his head. Amaq news agency said that he was killed in clashes in the Iraqi city of Shirqat.

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