Islamic State's 'minister of war' likely killed in U.S. air strike: officials

March 9, 2016 1:01 AM

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Islamic State's 'minister of war' likely killed in U.S. air strike: officials

WASHINGTON An Islamic State commander described by the Pentagon as the group's "minister of war" was likely killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, in what would be a major victory in the United States' efforts to strike the militant group's leadership.

Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, ranked among America's most wanted militants under a U.S. program that offered up to $5 million for information to help remove him from the battlefield.

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