A German rapper labeled an international terrorist for joining ISIS has been killed in an airstrike, according to the Pentagon.
The rapper — born Denis Cuspert — had performed under the name “Deso Dogg” and since joining ISIS gone by the name Abu Talha al-Almani.
Department of Defense spokeswoman Elissa Smith said that an Oct. 16 airstrike near Raqqa, Syria, had killed Cuspert.
“Cuspert was a foreign terrorist fighter and operative for ISIL who used social media to take advantage of disaffected youth and potential Western recruits,” she said in a brief statement, using another name for ISIS. “He publicly threatened the president of the United States and German citizens; he also encouraged Western Muslims to conduct attacks.”