German Rapper Turned ISIS Propagandist Reportedly Killed By U.S. Airstrike


(AllHipHop News) Berlin-based rapper Deso Dogg turned ISIS propagandist Abu Talha al-Almani was reportedly killed by airstrikes in Syria earlier this month. According to CNN, missiles from U.S. led coalition forces hit a pickup truck carrying al-Almani (born Denis Cuspert) on October 16.

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al-Almani is said to have ended his rap career after converting to Islam. He later joined the jihadist group Millatu Ibrahim in Germany and then traveled to the Middle East to fight alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

After convening with ISIS, security experts believe al-Almani was involved in propaganda videos including one that features the State Department designated terrorist holding a decapitated head. al-Almani was also supposedly responsible for recruiting Westerners to the militant Sunni Arab group.

Deso Dogg released numerous albums before joining ISIS and toured with DMX in 2006. He was the son of a Ghanaian father and German mother, but Cuspert was raised by a stepfather that was an American soldier stationed in Berlin. al-Almani was reported to be 39 years old at the time of his death.

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