During the air strikes the US-led coalition in Syria was allegedly killed by one of the leaders of the banned in Russia “Islamic state”, Abu Umar al-Shishani is known as Umar the Chechen. About it to Agency Reuters has informed the high-ranking sources in the USA.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the bombing, which likely was killed by al-Shishani, was conducted on March 4, near the Syrian city of al-Shadadi.
As told by several sources of the TV channel “si-EN-EN”, military intelligence and the U.S. check the information about the death of al-Shishani.
Abu Umar al-Shishani is an ethnic Chechen, whose real name is Tarkhan Batirashvili. According to the American Brookings institution, Shishani charge of military operations in Syria, where he arrived in 2013. The American military called its “Minister of war”, Reuters reports. The US offered for information on al-Shishani a reward of up to $5 million.
In October 2014, Bloomberg reported that Umar al-Shishani threatened by the invasion of Russia. According to the publication, their intentions, the action said in a telephone conversation with his father, but later stated that no longer communicate with his son.
Earlier media have repeatedly appeared information about the destruction of militants, but it remained unconfirmed.So, in November 2014 about the destruction of al-Shishani said the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. Any details about the death of militant Kadyrov was not reported.