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Islamic State commander Omar Shishani dead, says Pentagon – BBC News

Islamic State commander Omar Shishani dead, says Pentagon – BBC News

A senior commander of so-called Islamic State (IS) is dead, the Pentagon has confirmed.

Defence officials said Omar Shishani died from injuries sustained in a recent US air strike in north-eastern Syria.

Earlier reports had suggested Shishani, a Georgian whose real name was Tarkhan Batirashvili, may have survived the attack on a convoy.

Several of his bodyguards were killed in the same bombing.

Source: Islamic State commander Omar Shishani dead, says Pentagon – BBC News