US strike kills German rapper-turned-IS member



    Denis Cuspert, ISIS `Deso Dogg’

    Denis Cuspert, a German rapper who joined Islamic State in 2014 and appeared within the terrorist group’s propaganda movies, was reported killed in Syria this week.

    Cuspert was killed on Wednesday in jap Syria by a US-led coalition strike that focused a gathering of the Islamic State militants in jap Syria, Rami Abdel-Rahman, the pinnacle of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, stated Friday.

    Previously identified by his German stage identify Deso Dogg, Cuspert has been reported killed on a couple of event.

    “He was killed along with 14 other Islamic State members in the bombardment that hit an area called Gharanij located on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River,” Abdel-Rahman informed dpa.

    The pro-Islamic State al-Wafa on-line outlet reported the loss of life of Cuspert, who took the jihadist nome de guerre Abu Talha al-Almani.

    The al-Wafa report carried a photograph purportedly displaying Cuspert’s useless physique with a bloodied face.

    The newest report of his loss of life was extra compelling than these earlier because of the particulars and a photograph that seemingly confirmed Cuspert’s bloodied corpse, the US-based Intelligence Group SITE stated on Thursday.

    His loss of life has not but been confirmed by Islamic State.

    Cuspert – who was of German-Ghanaian descent and was born in Berlin – is believed to have transformed to Islam in 2010 earlier than becoming a member of the Islamic State in 2014.

    The 42-year-old was seen by German intelligence companies as a harmful propaganda device due to the affect he wielded as a rap icon for younger Germans.

    He appeared in Islamic State propaganda movies through which he referred to as on German Muslims to pledge allegiance to the extremist group’s self-declared caliphate.

    He additionally referred to as for assaults in Europe.

    In 2015, his identify was added to a US checklist of identified terrorists. He was additionally on a UN checklist of people that pose a terrorist risk.(dpa/NAN)