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    A US airstrike may have killed top Daesh leader Abu Omar al-Shishani.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — A US airstrike may have killed top leader of the Islamic State (Daesh) Abu Omar al-Shishani, US media reported on Tuesday.

    The US military and intelligence community is assessing whether a targeted coalition airstrike killed top Daesh leader, known as Omar "the Chechen," CNN reported quoting several unnamed US officials.

    Al-Shishani has been serving as an Daesh commander in Syria. The strike allegedly took place on Friday near the Syrian town of al-Shaddadi, the news outlet added.

    The US-led coalition of over 60 nations has been carrying out airstrikes against the ISIL, also known as Daesh, first in Iraq and later Syria since 2014 — albeit without the approval of the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.


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