Reports are indicating that Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, Islamic State spokesman and its leader in Syria, has been killed in Aleppo province, according to ISIS’ own news agency Amaq. Pentagon told Reuters that it had carried out an air strike against a “senior IS official” but did not confirm that it was behind al-Adnani’s death.

One of the longest-serving Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS / ISIL) figureheads, al-Adnani was reportedly killed “while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.” The Syrian province in the midst of a multiple-way battle between the Syrian government, assorted militants and Islamic State. READ MORE