In the air strike of Russian air force on the positions of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) in Deir ez-Zor was destroyed nearly 40 militants of the organization and several of her commanders. About it RIA Novosti said the Russian defense Ministry.
Among the dead — “Minister of war” ISIS, the former commander of the Tajik OMON Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov, also known as al-Tajiki. They also destroyed “the Emir of Deir ez-Zor” Abu Muhammad al-Shimali, whom a number of European intelligence agencies, believes the organizer of the attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015.
Halimov has become the new “Minister of war” of the terrorist group in September 2016, succeeding the deceased Tarkhan batirashvili, nicknamed Abu Omar al-Shishani.
At the end of may 2015, he delivered a video address to compatriots, in which he stated that he did not want to stay in Tajikistan, where “men are not free to wear a beard, and women — hijab”, and urged to follow his example.