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ISIS ‘minister of information’ killed in airstrike in Syria: Pentagon

A senior Islamic State operative, considered the terror group’s information minister, was killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria.

India TV News Desk, Washington [ Published on: September 17, 2016 8:32 IST ]
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A senior Islamic State operative, considered the terror group’s information minister, was killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria.

The latest killing comes a week after another raid eliminated a top ISIS leader. 

"On September 7, coalition forces conducted a precision strike near Raqqah, Syria, that targeted and killed 'Wa'il,' also known as Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, one of IS's most senior leaders," Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. 


"He operated as the minister of information for the terror organization and was a prominent member of its Senior Shura Council -- IS's leadership group," Cook added.

Wa'il was killed by a drone targeting his home in al-Raqqah, IS's de facto capital in Syria, according to an ABC news report, citing an anonymous US official as source.

The confirmed death of "Wa'il" is the second strike in the past two weeks targeting a senior ISIS leader involved in IS's media operation. Earlier this week, Pentagon confirmed that the group's spokesman al-Adnani was killed by an airstrike on August 30 as he rode in a vehicle near the Syrian town of al-Bab.

Wa'il was a close associate of al-Adnani, said Cook.

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