ISIS Singer-Songwriter Who Soundtracked Execution Videos Killed in Airstrike: Report

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People inspect rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike by Syrian government in 2014.

Did you know 'chief ISIS singer-songwriter' is a real-life job position? Well, it was, at any rate. According to CBS News, Maher Meshaal, a musician who wrote jihadist hymns to play in the background of training and execution videos, was killed in one of 16 U.S.-led airstrikes on Saturday.

CBS News reports that ISIS supporters on Twitter confirmed the news, after which the U.S. military informed the outlet that airstrikes took place near Al Hasakah, Ar Raqqah, Aleppo and Kobani in Syria on July 11.

Meshaal was a "nasheed" singer, which meant he primarily wrote chants performed a cappella or with percussion backing.