Adnani, ISIS spokesman killed

Chidi Samuel

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani , the chief spokesman and public face of  Islamic State (IS) has been killed in Syria, IS-affiliated media reports.

The Amaq News Agency reported that Abu Muhammad al-Adnani died in the city of Aleppo.

He was “martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo”, it said.

Adnani will be remembered for encouraging  lone-wolf attacks in the West and his uncompromising rhetoric.

The circumstances surrounding his death remains unclear but it will be recalled that  Adnani  had a US bounty of $5m (£3.82m) on his head .

He was last heard in an audio message in May urging Muslims to carry out attacks in the West.

Syrian-born Adnani was one of the jihadist group’s longest-serving and most senior officials.

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