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Russia says it killed IS spokesman al-Adnani in Syria strike

Russia\'s Defense Ministry says its airstrike killed the Islamic State group\'s spokesman and chief strategist.

Published: 31st August 2016 06:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 06:23 PM   |  A+A-

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This undated image posted online Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, by supporters of the Islamic State group on an anonymous photo sharing website, shows Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, IS's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist gro

By AP

BEIRUT: Russia's Defense Ministry says its airstrike killed the Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist.

The Defense Ministry says in a statement on Wednesday that its intelligence has confirmed that a Russian airstrike on Aleppo province killed 40 IS militants, including spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani.

His death is a major blow to the extremist group, which has been on the retreat in Syria and Iraq.

The United States said it launched an airstrike targeting al-Adnani in the Syrian city of al-Bab, which is northeast of Aleppo. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said on Tuesday the U.S. was "still assessing the results of the strike."

Al-Adnani persistently called for attacks against the West.



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