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Islamic State top leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani killed, says Pentagon Press secretary Peter Cook

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was among as many as 40 Syrian rebels who were killed by a Russian Su-34 bomber in Aleppo

New York, Sept 13, 2016: “The US precision airstrike” specifically targeted al-Adnani and removed IS “chief propagandist, recruiter, and architect of external terrorist operations,” said Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook.

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Cook said that the US “will continue to target IS leaders, relentlessly pursue its external plotters, and, working with partners on the ground”.

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Abu Mohammad al-Adnani. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

“We will not rest in our efforts to destroy IS’ parent tumor in Iraq and Syria, combat its metastases around the world and protect our homeland,” he added.

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The Russia Defense Ministry, however, has mentioned that al-Adnani was among as many as 40 Syrian rebels who were killed by a Russian Su-34 bomber in Aleppo. (IANS)

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