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US: IS Commander 'Omar the Chechen' Has Died

The United States says that a top Islamic State commander known as Omar the Chechen has died from injuries he suffered a week ago when an American airstrike targeted him in Syria. U.S. defense officials at first said that Omar al-Shishani, a fierce battle-hardened warlord with a thick red beard, had been killed along with 12 other Islamic State fighters in the attack on a meeting of jihadists.  Later, they said he survived the airstrike but died Monday. Shishani, the nom de guerre...

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