The Islamic State’s ‘Emir of War’ dies of wounds suffered in U.S. airstrike

March 15, 2016 11:13 AM

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The Islamic State’s ‘Emir of War’ dies of wounds suffered in U.S. airstrike

Abu Omar al-Shishani, one of the Islamic State’s top commanders, has died of his wounds suffered from a U.S. airstrike in Syria earlier this month, according to the Pentagon and activist groups in the region.

“We assess he’s dead,” U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria, wrote in an email.

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