Islamic State confirms death of its key ‘minister of war’ Omar Shishani

Omar Shishani ISIS war minister
Islamic State has confirmed the death of key leader Omar Shishani,

A news agency linked to so-called Islamic State has confirmed the death of key leader Omar Shishani, whom the US said it killed in March.

The Amaq news agency said Shishani was killed in combat in the town of Shirqat, south of Mosul in Iraq.

The Pentagon said in March he had died from injuries sustained in a US air strike in north-eastern Syria.

Shishani’s real name was Tarkhan Batirashvili but he was also known as Omar the Chechen.

The red-bearded jihadist was said to be a close military adviser to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The confirmation came on the Amaq website, which IS regularly uses to issue news and which had denied the Pentagon’s claims in March.

Amaq said he died trying to repel forces campaigning to retake the city of Mosul.

It did not specify when, but the statement conflicts with the US claims made in March.

It said its strike on 4 March had taken place near the north-eastern town of Shaddadi, where Shishani had reportedly been sent to bolster local IS forces.

Last year, the US offered a $5m (£3.5m) reward for Shishani.

It said he had held numerous senior military positions within the group, including “minister of war”.




21 responses to “Islamic State confirms death of its key ‘minister of war’ Omar Shishani”

  1. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    How many times el Shishani died?
    Mar 15, 2016 – The militant, Omar al-Shishani, was the Islamic State’s minister of war, military tried to kill in an airstrike in Syria last week has died of his wounds..
    Mar 15, 2016 – Abdurrahman said al-Shishani died in a hospital in the eastern..
    Mar 15, 2016 – The red-bearded Abu Omar al-Shishani was ‘likely’ killed last week, said the Pentagon..

    1. Rascal Avatar

      I hope they soon got him, you may need to save that list to add to.
      It is a shame that they associate their god with war.
      The dark side of religion in politics.

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        I don’t call them Moslems, i know good Moslems but Salafi scares me,
        these filthy groups killing civilians in Syria is killing civilians in Europe.
        You can’t call them rebels in one country & terrorists in another.
        That one was from Chechnya..Shishani.

        1. Matrix Avatar

          What do you calling them?
          “At least 80 dead after truck ploughs into crowds in Nice”
          Mossad hasbara?

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            No i don’t know to whom you’re referring i and don’t want to. Lunatic

          2. Matrix Avatar

            Hind, it is not the first time I have the “pleasure” to get your idiotic post as well as your absurd reply comments.

            You can not have much between your ears, and this explains why you do not remember that I stopped participating with comments in this forum.
            Since you and Omega are the “jewels” of Ya Libnan, then I leave you to shimmer without me.

            However I can not resist pinching both of you, it gives opportunity for “dcleve”, “Y K”, “Barry”, “Oh yeah,” “5thDrawer”, “Rudy1947”, “Rascal,” “PatienceTew” make fun of leftist squareheads.

          3. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            -Deleted post was Abo George not Omega!
            Good exit Matrix, difficult managing comedy act OhYeah & Matrix in same time as Guest come out.

          4. Matrix Avatar

            Who knows, Omega is Hind Abyad – Hind Abyad is Omega….

            Explains how you know that the “Deleted post was Abo George not Omega!”

          5. Matrix Avatar

            Let me put it strait – Palestinian Arabs. That’s why you don’t want to know.

          6. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Don’t you worry Matrax..Oh Yeah, know more than your lazy cartoonist eloquence.
            Blocked !

          7. Matrix Avatar

            This lazy cartoonist eloquence is in your taste!

            However no one is “Blocked”, just your brainis – that’s why you are over and over claiming “No i don’t know to whom you’re referring….”
            You are looking good for one with a blocked brain.

            The two assailants that entered today the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, during mass, taking the priest and four other people hostage, including two nuns was looking after you… Eh?

          8. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            I know..a friend is visiting me during this week, she’s German live and work in Bruxelles. Stupid picturesque Matrax

          9. Matrix Avatar

            Now you told me about your German Zecke
            that live and work in Bruxelles – she must be very important for your image.

            You can return when you have ended with your nonsense comments, perhaps then I might decide I you get more replays from me.

          10. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            My friend’s family lives in Munich is this a inquisition.. Wilhem?
            What about the name Bruining? Triple idiot
            I don’t want to see one other of your Matrix-OhYAY discus grotesque disgusting illustrations Googling all day long in an old age residence?
            I have no time you’re blocked but i get the notifications, i came to tell you to get lost ugly human being.

          11. Matrix Avatar

            No inquisition just BfV control.
            One never know the background of your familiarity circuits – after all you orginates from a conflict region.

          12. Oh Yeah Avatar

            Zusammenarbeiten Sie mit die BfV?

          13. Matrix Avatar

            Wenn ja, warum fragen Sie?

          14. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            “Oh Yeah- Hannibal • 20 hours ago
            Check back if you have something to say.

            “Matrix- Hind Abyad
            …blablabla etc..
            You can return when you have ended with your nonsense comments, perhaps then I might decide I you get more replays from me.”

            Are same! :))

  2. Rascal Avatar

    Yet another bearded wonder bits the dust. I always figure it is doing them a favor to send them to their imaginary allah in the sky. It is what they want anyways in their death cult of Islam. That goes for shiite death squad jihads too. It is very good when they eliminate each other because they are evolutionary dead-ends.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      That’s fair and equitable. 🙂

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