ISIS Minister of War terminated by Russian air strike in eastern Syria


September 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos 

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that an air raid it conducted in eastern Syria destroyed a militant command center and a communication hub, and eliminating four important field commanders, including ISIS “minister of war” Gulmurod Khalimov. 

“As a result of a precision airstrike carried out by Russian warplanes near the city of Deir ez-Zor, a command center and a communication hub have been destroyed, while around 40 militants of the Islamic State terror group were killed,” the statement reads. 

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“It has been confirmed that there are four important field commanders among the eliminated militants, including the so-called ‘Emir of Deir ez-Zor’ Abu Muhammad al-Shimali, who was responsible for financial affairs and the transfer of recruits to the IS training camps. It has also been established that the so-called ‘minister of war’ of the Islamic State terror group, Gulmurod Khalimov, was present at the meeting and died of fatal wounds,” the Russian Defense Ministry added. 

Khalimov was a former commander of the Tajik Interior Ministry’s special forces, TASS explained.

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