IS commander 'likely killed' in Syria air strike: US official

 09 Mar 2016 - 9:42

IS commander 'likely killed' in Syria air strike: US official
 


Washington: The Islamic State group's battle-tested equivalent of a defense minister has probably died in a US air strike in Syria, a US official said Tuesday.

The target of the March 4 attack was Omar al-Shishani, a Georgian fighting with Islamic State in Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement. It said the result of the attack was still being assessed. 

But a US official speaking on condition of anonymity said al-Shishani "likely died" in the assault by waves of US warplanes and drones, along with 12 other ISIS fighters.

AFP