The Islamic State spokesperson who threatened the United States by pledging to “raise the flag of Allah” over the White House has been killed.
According to the US State Department, Islamic State rep Abu Mosa was killed in Syria during an attack at the Tabqa Airbase. This battle apparently involved forces under the Syrian government of Bashar Assad, which is in the midst of a deadly civil war that has raged for three years now.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State, a radical extremist group composed primarily of hardline Sunni Muslims, first came to prominence in Syria as various rebel forces launched a campaign against Assad. Since gaining strength, the organization – also known as ISIS or ISIL – has pushed into Iraq and other countries.
“An #ISIS leader and press officer both killed in Tabqa Airbase attack in #Syria,” read a tweet by the State Department’s @ThinkAgain_DOSaccount, which is intended to report “some truths about terrorism” and deter individuals from joining violent Islamic groups.
The account did not specifically name Mosa as the deceased press officer, but it did attach an image of him.
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