Russia says it killed key Islamic State leader in Syria

Published: August 31, 2016
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IS spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani. PHOTO: REUTERS

IS spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani. PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW: Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that Russian air strikes in Syria had killed one of Islamic State’s most prominent leaders, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, on Tuesday.

The ministry said that Adnani was one of up to 40 rebels killed by the air strikes in Syria’s region of Maaratat-Umm Khaush, in the Aleppo province.

Islamic State spokesperson Adnani killed in Syria’s Aleppo

On Tuesday, a US defence official said United States targeted Adnani in a strike.

White House says has no evidence Russia killed IS leader

The Obama administration is not aware of any facts suggesting Russia was involved in the death of Adnani, a White House spokesperson said on Wednesday.

US defense officials said earlier that Russia’s claim is a “joke.”

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