Published On : Thu, Jul 14th, 2016

ISIS says ‘Minister Of War’ Abu Omar Al-Shishani killed: Report

ISIS Commander Shishani.
New Delhi/Nagpur:
Abu Omar al-Shishani, who the Pentagon described as Islamic State’s “minister of war”, was killed in combat in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul, a news agency that supports the militant group said on Wednesday.

The Pentagon said in March that Shishani had likely been killed in a US air strike in Syria, but this was the first time the group appeared to confirm his death.

Reuters could not independently verify the statement from Amaq news agency, which ISIS regularly uses to issue reports and which denied Shishani’s death after the Pentagon’s comments in March.