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US Trying to Determine if Key IS Leader Killed in Airstrike

The United States is trying to determine if an airstrike last week in Syria killed a top Islamic State leader. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said a coalition strike Friday near the town of al-Shaddadi targeted Tarkhan Batirashvili, also known as Abu Omar al-Shishani, or "Omar the Chechen."   "At the time of this strike, Batirashvili had been sent to al Shaddadi to bolster ISIL [IS] fighters following a series of strategic defeats by local forces we are supporting,...

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