A still image taken on July 14, 2016 from an undated video posted on social media, shows ISIS senior operative Abu Omar al-Shishani (C) sitting with fighters in an unknown location. Social Media
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The family of one of the most notorious ISIS commanders, Omar al-Shishani, Friday received condolences from locals in his home village in ex-Soviet Georgia, apparently confirming reports of his death.Dozens of mourners flocked to the house of Shishani's brother Tengiz Batirashvili in the village of Birkiani, telling AFP there was no doubt of the death of the warlord nicknamed "Omar the Chechen". The Pentagon Thursday acknowledged targeting Shishani in an airstrike near Mosul on Sunday, but stopped short of confirming his death.Shishani was born Tarkhan Batirashvili in the village in Georgia's Pankisi Gorge which is inhabited by Muslim Kists, descendants of Chechens who migrated to Georgia in the 19th century.
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