IS spokesman and head of external operations Abu Muhammad al-Adnani is pictured in this undated handout photo, courtesy the U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State/Handout via REUTERS(reuters_tickers)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon confirmed on Monday that Islamic State leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was killed in a U.S. air strike on Aug. 30 in Syria.
The United States had said on Aug. 30 that Adnani had been targeted in a strike, but it stopped short of confirming his death. Russia's Defence Ministry said on Aug. 31 that a Russian air strike had killed Adnani.
(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)