Major ISIS Leader Reportedly Killed In Aleppo

Amaq News Agency, linked to ISIS, reports that Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was killed "while surveying operations to repel the military campaign against Aleppo"

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Aug 30, 2016 at 2:23 PM ET

The ISIS-linked Amaq News Agency has reported that Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the group’s official spokesperson, has been killed “while surveying to the operations to repel the military campaign against Aleppo.” The agency has not provided further information on when and how he was killed. The news has since been officially confirmed by ISIS spokespeople in Aleppo Province.

Al-Adnani was one of a handful of the original founders of ISIS.

The death of Adnani, a prominent ISIS figure, is a major blow to the jihadist organization. It comes few weeks after the death of Omar al-Shishani, one of America’s most wanted jihadists; al-Shishani was killed in combat in northern Iraq. And in March Abu Ali al-Anbari, the group’s second-in-command, was killed in Syria during a U.S. military raid.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.