Senior Islamic State leader has died, according to reports

March 15, 2016 11:03 AM

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Top Islamic State commander and feared Chechen jihadi fighter Omar Shishani has died of wounds suffered in a U.S. airstrike in Syria last week, a senior Iraqi intelligence official and the head of a Syrian activist group said Tuesday.

Shishani died Monday outside the Islamic State group's main stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, the two told the Associated Press.

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