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Islamic State spokesman 'killed in Aleppo'

Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed while monitoring military operations in the Syrian province, the group has said.


THE ISLAMIC STATE group says its spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani has been killed while monitoring military operations in the Syrian province of Aleppo.

Quoting a “military source”, the IS news agency Amaq said:

Sheikh Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, the spokesman of the Islamic State, was martyred while surveying operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.

It said he died after a “long voyage crowned by sacrifice” and vowed “revenge” at the hands of a “new generation born unto the Islamic State”.

IS has regularly urged followers to target disbelievers.

Adnani made such a request in September 2014, calling on supporters to use stones, knives or even vehicles in their attacks.

© AFP 2016

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