This file photo made available on June 29, 2014 shows Abu Omar al-Shishani (Tarkhan Batirashvili), a Georgian fighting with ISIS, at an unknown location in Syria. / AFP / Al-Itisam Media / STRINGER /
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A top ISIS commander and feared ethnic Chechen extremist fighter Omar al-Shishani has died of wounds suffered in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, a senior Iraqi intelligence official and the head of a Syrian activist group said Tuesday.Al-Shishani, who was wounded in a U.S. airstrike earlier this month, died on Monday outside ISIS's main stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, the two told The Associated Press.The red-bearded ethnic Chechen was one of the most prominent ISIS commanders, who earlier served as the group's military commander for the territory it controls in Syria.Warren described al-Shishani as a "very important figure," in ISIS, who was hit as part of a stepped-up campaign of U.S.-led airstrikes targeting ISIS leadership.Despite the U.S.-led campaign of coalition airstrikes in both Iraq and Syria, ISIS still controls large areas, including Iraq's second largest city of Mosul and also Raqqa, the group's main stronghold in Syria.
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