German intelligence officials say a street thug Muslim rapper who became the producer of vile ISIS execution videos was eliminated this week in Syria.
The elimination of Deso Dogg – real name Denis Cuspert – was first reported nearly three years ago by the Pentagon and later dismissed as false.
Now his elimination on Wednesday near Deir Ezzor has been confirmed.
The German-Ghanaian was killed on Wednesday during an airstrike in the town of Gharanij in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, a statement from the pro-ISIS Wafa Media Foundation said.
The jihadist group also posted eight graphic photographs on the Telegram messaging app that it said were of his bloody carcass.
Cuspert joined the jihadists early in 2014, abandoning his home to become a mouthpiece in charge of ISIS propaganda that caused the German government to declare him a central figure at the ‘highest management level’ of the terror group.
He is believed to have produced the sickening footage of Jihadi John beheading British and US prisoners with a knife and it was he who arranged for the videoing and distribution of the tapes showing the beheadings of British innocents David Haines and Alan Henning.
Like Joseph Goebbels – the Nazi propaganda genius who exhorted his countrymen to fight to the death in WW2 – so Dogg had a knack for twisting words and smoothly selling the idea of Holy War to gullible Muslims in his homeland.
Intelligence officials say he has played a key role in luring hundreds of young Germans to fight for ISIS with slick videos that trash the west and promise paradise for those who fight and die in battle.
In June 2012 a suicide bomber’s vest made by him was discovered in a radical Islamist’s flat in Berlin and he was fined £1,500 after weapons and ammo were found at his home.
In 2014 FBI translator Daniela Greene married Cuspert after lying to bosses about her movements and warning her new husband he was under investigation.