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Prominent ISIS leader killed in Kobani

By Rudaw 2/1/2015
Photo of Othman Al Nazih from ISIS social media.
Photo of Othman Al Nazih from ISIS social media.

KOBANE BORDER—A prominent leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) was killed in an airstrike in Kobani on Thursday, news reports said.

Social media pages of ISIS also confirmed the death of Othman Al Nazih, a Saudi national in the Kurdish city of Kobani on the Syria-Turkey border.

Al Nazih, was a professor at King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia before he was sacked on charges of membership in the al-Qaeda organization.

At the outset of the war in Syria Al Nazih traveled to that country and joined ISIS.

Soon he became a prominent leader and was posted to front in Kobani.

ISIS militants invaded the Kurdish city in early September in an attempt to capture the strategic border point, but they have been held back since by the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) with some support from Peshmerga forces and US airstrikes.

A US official reported last month that most of 1,400 ISIS militants lost in two months of fighting were killed in Kobani.


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GodBlessAmerica | 2/1/2015
I'm glad to hear. What a waste of education and life in the name of religion. Keep up the good work YPG and Peshmerga!! Love from USA!!
Gerdi | 2/1/2015
Yes indeed a PROMINENT ISIS leader, what's next? a distinguished ISIS commander? his excellency Al-Baghdadi? the brave and noble fighters of ISIS? why not? Rudaw has no shame. They only massacred and raped 4000 Yezidi Kurds, they only killed and wounded 5000 Peshmerga, they beheaded 3 Peshmerga prisoners 4 days ago.
globlert ban | 2/1/2015
Great. Continue to transfer these beast from earth to hell.
Botan | 2/1/2015
He's probably now having the party of his life enjoying his 72 virgins as promised by Quran. On a more serious note, her biji Peshmerga, a beacon of hope in the fight against true Islam (Isis).
Riha | 2/1/2015
Good job, show them what the consequences are of being a fake, brainwashed Muslim who is fighting an American/Israeli jihad. No mercy, when they are killed in our territory we have to continue after them outside our territory. So that Obama, Netanyahu, Erdogan, Cameron (NATO) and the other sponsors of ISIS can choke on it.

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