IS group commander Shishani 'clinically dead:' monitor

Omar al-Shishani (real name Tarkhan Batirashvili) pictured at an unknown location between Iraq's Nineveh province and the Syrian town of Al-Hasakah in an image made available by Jihadist media outlet al-Itisam Media on June 29, 2014Top Islamic State group commander Omar al-Shishani has been “clinically dead” for several days after a US air strike in northern Syria, a monitoring group said Sunday. “Shishani is not able to breathe on his own and is using machines. Abdel Rahman said the notorious red-bearded commander, known as Omar the Chechen, was in a hospital in the northern province of Raqa, IS’s bastion in Syria.

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