ISIS’ second in command was killed during a raid in Syria on Thursday morning, a senior U.S. official told NBC News.
The death of the commander, a senior religious leader within ISIS who goes by various aliases, comes after officials told NBC News earlier this month that top ISIS commander Omar al-Shishani — also known by his nickname Omar the Chechen — was believed killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria.
The deaths are major scores for U.S.-led coalition forces in taking out the biggest names on the U.S.’s terror hit list.
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