Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, ISIS spokesman and its leader in Syria, has been killed in the province of Aleppo, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq reported.
According to the report, one of the longest-serving ISIS senior members, al-Adnani was killed “while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.”Al-Adnani, a Syrian citizen in his late 30s, had a $5 million US Department of State bounty on his head.
Meanwhile, Pentagon told Reuters that the US air power had carried out an air strike against a “senior IS official.” However, it was not able to confirm that the US air power was behind al-Adnani’s death. Most likely, this Pentagon’s statement was a common PR move.
Amaq has not provided details about who was responsible for killing al-Adnani, or whether he was killed from the air or from the ground.