U.S. confirms death of ISIS operative Omar al-Shishani

Posted at 6:31 AM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 06:31:10-04

Two U.S. officials told CNN that the Obama administration has confirmed that ISIS senior operative Omar al-Shishani is dead.

The officials said he was injured in a U.S. airstrike last week and then died subsequently, though they wouldn’t say how they know he is dead.

The initial U.S. assessment was that he was “likely killed” in the strike, but further assessments led them to understand he had been injured and only later died.