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The U.S. military may have taken out a top terrorist in Syria.

FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

Abu Umar al-Shishani, also known as "Omar the Chechen", is likely dead after an airstrike in Syria.

al-Shishani had a $5 million bounty on his head, and was known for his long red beard. The Pentagon said he was a battle-tested leader with experience who had led fighters in numerous engagements in Iraq and Syria and that his potential removal from the battlefield would negatively impact the terror group's ability to recruit foreign fighters.

Initial assessments indicate 12 additional ISIS fighters were also killed in the strike.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.