Russian air strike kills around 40 Islamic State fighters in Syria, including four commanders: RIA

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 08, 2017 2:17 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Around 40 Islamic State fighters, including four senior commanders, were killed near Syria's eastern city of Deir al-Zor by a Russian air strike, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday, according to the RIA news agency.

It said among those killed was Abu Muhammad al-Shimali, who oversees foreign fighters at IS.

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(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Larry King)