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US may have killed top ISIS leader in airstrike

Posted: 11:21 AM, Mar 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-08 19:24:25Z

ISIS' top leader, Omar "the Chechen," may have been killed in a U.S. air strike on Saturday, CNN reports.

U.S. military and intelligence is currently assessing whether Abu Omar al-Shishani actually perished in an bombing raid near the town of al-Shaddadi in Syria.

CNN also reports that the U.S. State Department had a $5 million reward on "the Chechen's" head. According to Reuters , al-Shishani served as ISIS' "minister of war."