Islamic State’s senior commander clinically dead

London: Omar al-Shishani, a senior Islamic State commander, has been clinically dead following a US air strike in northern Syria, according to a monitoring group.

Head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, yesterday said that Shishani is not able to breathe on his own and is using machines, adding he has been clinically dead for several days, reports the Guardian.

Meanwhile, some activists said that Shishani also dubbed as the Isis ‘minister of war’ was wounded and not killed in the airstrike.

Rahman also said that notorious commander ‘Omar the Chechen’ was in a hospital in the northern province of Raqqa, Isis’s bastion in Syria.

On March 9, a US official said that Shishani likely died in a barrage of US-led air strikes in northeastern Syria .

Rahman had then said Shishani was seriously injured but had not died.

Shishani, one of the Isis leaders most wanted by the US, has a bounty of five million dollars on his head. (ANI)