ISIS field commander – “Abu Mohammad Al-Amreeki” – was killed fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria. He is believed to be an American citizen of Chechen descent, who originally entered Syria to fight with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) before defecting to the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front and later to ISIS.
The ISIS field commander was killed by the Kurdish militia, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), in the northern Syrian city of Kobane (‘Ayn Al-‘Arab) yesterday, after a violent firefight with the latter. He was famous for taking a picture in a USAID tent, while fighting with the FSA in northern Aleppo months before joining ISIS.
While, his real identity has not been identified, the field commander acknowledged his background in a video posted months ago, where he defected from Jabhat Al-Nusra to ISIS. The U.S. Government has yet to issue a comment on this matter.