- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The terrorist known for writing jihadi hymns that accompany the Islamic State group’s propaganda videos has been killed in an airstrike.

Supporters of the Sunni radical terror group confirmed that Maher Meshaal, also known as Abu Hajar al-Hadrami, was killed Saturday in Syria.

The Islamic State group’s “chief singer and songwriter” was killed south of the city of Al Hasaka, CBS reported.

“The banner has called us, to brighten the path of destiny, to wage war on the enemy, whosoever among us dies, in sacrifice for defense, will enjoy eternity in paradise,” the singer wrote for the hymn “Saleel al-Sawarem,” Mother Jones reported Feb. 15.

“Halomoo Halomoo O’ lions of war,” is another song of the deceased terrorist that often plays with the organization’s propaganda videos, the website reported.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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