Email from an FNC colleague:
The Islamic State press officer who taunted the Obama administration by saying the terrorist group would “raise the flag of Allah” in the White House is now dead.
Abu Mosa was killed by Syrian forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad, whose regime also is fighting against the Islamic State, which began as part of the anti-government militia there and is accordingly also known by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS.
“An #ISIS leader and press officer both killed in Tabqa Airbase attack in #Syria,” the State Department said Thursday via one of its Twitter accounts, @ThinkAgain_DOS, which tells “truths about terrorism” to encourage Muslims to “turn away” from Islamist groups.
The tweet contained images of Abu Mosa during his recent interview with Vice News and of the other (unnamed) Islamic State leader dead in the ground.
In a five-part documentary for Vice News released to YouTube throughout the month, Abu Mosa said, “Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”
During his interview with Vice News, the now-deceased terrorist added that he spent most of his time away from his family because his “higher purpose” was to serve the Islamic State under the command of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.