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.

U.S. Transfers Two Guantanamo Inmates to Serbia

A soldier stands guard in a tower overlooking Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay naval base in a December 31, 2009, file photo provided by the US Navy. REUTERS / US Navy / Spc. Cody Black / Handout via Reuters

Two inmates from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to Serbia on Monday as the Obama administration pressed ahead with its long-held goal of shutting the widely condemned facility at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.