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IS leader Adnani killed in Syria

By News Desk

Published : 2016-08-31 22:31:31

Updated : 2016-09-01 14:17:41

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SYLHET,WEDNESDAY,31ST AUGUST, 2016 :: The news agency Amaq, which supports Islamic State, said  that, the chief strategist of the Islamic State group, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani died in Aleppo province.


Adnani whose calls for attacks against the West during Ramadan led to mass bloodshed, has been killed in Syria, IS-affiliated media say.


Adnani - who was also the group's spokesman - was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo", Amaq said, without giving details about how he died.


The Pentagon said an air strike had targeted Adnani in the town of al Bab and the results were being assessed.


For the past two years Abu Muhammad al-Adnani had been making strident calls for attacks on the citizens of Western and other countries, notably France. His call to intensify attacks on IS's enemies this summer resulted in one of the bloodiest months of Ramadan in recent memory.


Adnani was last heard in an audio message in May urging Muslims to carry out attacks in the West.


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