Islamic State Says ‘Minister of War’ Shishani Killed

Image from undated video posted during the weekend of June 28, 2014 on a social media account showing Omar al-Shishani standing next to ISIS fighters. AP / militant social media account

Abu Omar al-Shishani, who the Pentagon described as Islamic State’s “minister of war,” was killed in combat in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul, a news agency that supports the militant group said on Wednesday.