German rapper-turned-jihadist Denis Cuspert, aka ‘Deso Dogg’ is seen in June 2015. Cuspert, who joined IS and was seen holding a severed head on video, has been killed in an air strike in Syria, SITE, a US-based monitoring group has said. Photo: AFP/DPA German rapper-turned-jihadist Denis Cuspert, aka ‘Deso Dogg’ is seen in June 2015. Cuspert, who joined IS and was seen holding a severed head on video, has been killed in an air strike in Syria, SITE, a US-based monitoring group has said. Photo: AFP/DPA
German rapper-turned-jihadist Denis Cuspert, aka ‘Deso Dogg’ is seen in June 2015. Cuspert, who joined IS and was seen holding a severed head on video, has been killed in an air strike in Syria, SITE, a US-based monitoring group has said. Photo: AFP/DPA
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IS ‘gangsta jihadi’ who turned from hip-hop to holding severed heads is killed fighting in Syria

Denis “Deso Dogg” Cuspert, a German ex-rapper, was killed in a clash with anti-IS forces. He was infamous for holding a severed head on a propaganda video and marrying an undercover FBI translator

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German rapper-turned-jihadist Denis Cuspert, aka ‘Deso Dogg’ is seen in June 2015. Cuspert, who joined IS and was seen holding a severed head on video, has been killed in an air strike in Syria, SITE, a US-based monitoring group has said. Photo: AFP/DPA German rapper-turned-jihadist Denis Cuspert, aka ‘Deso Dogg’ is seen in June 2015. Cuspert, who joined IS and was seen holding a severed head on video, has been killed in an air strike in Syria, SITE, a US-based monitoring group has said. Photo: AFP/DPA
German rapper-turned-jihadist Denis Cuspert, aka ‘Deso Dogg’ is seen in June 2015. Cuspert, who joined IS and was seen holding a severed head on video, has been killed in an air strike in Syria, SITE, a US-based monitoring group has said. Photo: AFP/DPA
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