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Islamic State operative al-Shishani may have been killed in air strike - CNN | Reuters

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WASHINGTON The United States is trying to determine whether top Islamic State operative Abu Omar al-Shishani was killed in a recent air strike in which he was targeted, CNN reported, citing several unnamed U.S. officials.

CNN said the air strike was conducted on Friday near the Syrian town of al-Shaddadi.


(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann, editing by G Crosse)

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First Published On : Mar 9, 2016 01:31 IST

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