A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo

Based on multiple intelligence channels, al-Adnani was killed during an airstrike by a Russian Su-34 warplane on Tuesday, in which up to 40 terrorists were also eliminated, the ministry said in a statement.

“Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was considered the number two leader in the IS after its head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and was renowned for his calls for terrorist attacks in Western Europe and the United States,” the statement added.

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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