Denis Cuspert, a former rapper known in jihadi circles as “the German,” was reportedly killed earlier this week in Syria.
The SITE intelligence group, a US-based company that tracks online extremist media, reported that the pro-IS Wafa Media announced the death of the Berlin-born former rapper. Cuspert used to go by the stage name “Deso Dogg.”
Cuspert was previously reported killed by a US airstrike in Syria in 2015, before the Pentagon backtracked and said he was only wounded. Those were not the first erroneous reports of Cuspert’s death.
Wafa Media released photos, purportedly showing Cuspert’s dead body, saying he was killed on January 17 in Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria.