Denis Cuspert


Age: 42

German rapper and jihadist known as Deso Dogg who became famous in the Berlin rap scene for his propagandist rap music and toured with the American performer DMX in 2006, but who ended his rap career in 2010 after converting to Islam and became one of the most high-profile Western fighters recruiting for the Islamic State militant group in Syria, where he fought with jihadist anti-government forces in the Syrian Civil War under the nom de guerre of Abu Talha Al-Almani and was listed as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" by the U.S. Department of State in 2015.

Cause of Death: Killed in an airstrike during combat

Born: October 18, 1975

Died: January 17, 2018

Gharanji, Syria