US-led coalition spokesman also says IS commander is dead
BAGHDAD — A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group in Iraq has also confirmed the death of a top IS militant, Omar al-Shishani.
U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren said on Tuesday that the coalition is able to “assess that he is dead.” Warren says they “got the word Monday morning.”
Warren described al-Shishani as a “very important figure,” in the Islamic State group, who was hit as part of a stepped-up campaign of U.S.-led airstrikes targeting IS leadership.
Earlier on Tuesday, an Iraqi intelligence official and the head of the leading Syria monitoring group said al-Shishani had died. TVJ
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