Russian Tass News has reported that U.S. commandos have captured the notorious ISIS commander Abu Omar al-Shishani alive near Kirkuk, Iraq. However, these reports are yet to be verified or announced by U.S. officials.
This Georgian-born ISIS commander, known under the alias ‘Abu Omar the Chechen’, is a veteran of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War and has a $5 million bounty from the U.S. State Department for his capture or death.
Note that Rudaw reported a joint US and Kurdish commando raid yesterday as having taken place at Hawija which is near Kirkuk and captures were claimed however no details have emerged in the western press; Kurdish & American Commandos Raid ISIS Base Near Hawija
This would be quite a catch if true which may explain the current silence.