US may have killed top ISIS leader in airstrike

Posted at 1:21 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 14:28:41-05

ISIS' top leader, Omar "the Chechen," may have been killed in a U.S. air strike on Saturday, CNN reports.

U.S. military and intelligence is currently assessing whether Abu Omar al-Shishani actually perished in an bombing raid near the town of al-Shaddadi in Syria.

CNN also reports that the U.S. State Department had a $5 million reward on "the Chechen's" head. According to Reuters, al-Shishani served as ISIS' "minister of war."