Islamic State’s ‘minister of war’ likely killed in US air strike

An Islamic State commander described by the Pentagon as the group’s “minister of war” was likely killed in a US air strike in Syria, US officials said on Tuesday, in what would be a major victory in the United States’ efforts to strike the militant group’s leadership. Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, ranked among America’s most wanted militants under a US program that offered up to $5 million for information to help remove him from the battlefield.



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