Top ISIS Leader ‘Omar the Chechen’ Believed Dead in U.S. Airstrike: Defense Official

A top ISIS commander known by his nickname Omar the Chechen — and recognized by his distinguishable red beard — is believed dead from a U.S. airstrike in Syria, a senior defense official told NBC News Tuesday.

The likely death of Omar al-Shishani near the town of Shaddadi — seized by Syrian rebels from ISIS last month — would be a key gain for coalition forces in taking out one of the biggest names on the U.S.’s terror hit list.

  • mauser 98

    that ‘Chechen looks like some Scotsmen i know

  • Barrington Minge

    Omar the Chechen? Omar the Cretin more like. Anyway, he is no more. Result!

  • FactsWillOut

    I bet it’s ‘bama taking credit for Putin’s work.