Coalition strike kills ISIS 'minister of information' - Pentagon

2016-09-16 22:55


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Washington - A coalition air strike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State operative considered the group's information minister, a week after another raid eliminated a top ISIS strategist, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Pentagon spokesperson Peter Cook said that Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as "Dr. Wa'il", was killed in a precision strike near the de-facto ISIS capital of Raqa on September 7.

"Wa'il oversaw ISIS' production of terrorist propaganda videos showing torture and executions," Cook said, describing him as "one of ISIS’ most senior leaders" and a close associate of Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, the ISIS spokesperson killed on August 30.

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