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.