Top IS commander targeted in coalition strike in Syria: US official

Washington (AFP) March 8, 2016
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A top Islamic State commander, Omar al-Shishani, was targeted in a coalition air strike in Syria, a US official said Tuesday, without specifying his fate.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed only that al-Shishani was the target of the strike inside Syria, leaving unclear whether he was killed.

Al-Shishani is the nom de guerre of Tarkhan Batirashvili, a Georgian w

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