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Saturday 18 November 2017

Founder of IS media outlet Aamaq 'killed in air strike'

Air strikes have intensified over the past days as US-backed fighters besiege Islamic State fighters (AP)
Air strikes have intensified over the past days as US-backed fighters besiege Islamic State fighters (AP)

The founder of one of the main Islamic State (IS) media outlets has been killed in an air strike in eastern Syria, activists said.

The death of Baraa Kadek, founder of the Aamaq news agency, was also reported by his brother on Facebook. IS itself has not confirmed Kadek's death.

Kadek and his daughter were said to have been killed in an air strike in Mayadeen town in Deir el-Zour province.

Mayadeen has become a refuge for IS leaders as the group comes under attack in Mosul in Iraq and their de facto capital, Raqqa.

Syrian opposition news outlets, including Halab News Network and Qasioun news agency, reported Kadek's death late on Wednesday.

Kadek became known as a media activist covering the outbreak of protests in 2011 and subsequent rebel fronts. He later joined IS in 2013.

Press Association

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