US strike kills ISIS ‘minister of information’

Militants of the Islamic State. File photo

ARA News 

DAMASCUS – An Islamic State (ISIS) leader was killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Syria, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, the Information Minister of the Islamic State, was reported dead after an airsitrke hit his house in Raqqa City. Raqqa is the de facto capital of ISIS in Syria. 

“Wa’il oversaw ISIL’s production of terrorist propaganda videos showing torture and executions,” Cook said, using another acronym for ISIS.

He was one of the most senior leaders in ISIS and a close associate of Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, the ISIS spokesman who was killed on Aug. 30.

“We will continue to work with our coalition partners to build momentum in the campaign to deal ISIL a lasting defeat,” Cook said. 

Wa’il’s death comes just one week after the ISIS military spokesman in Mosul, Abu Isaac, was killed. An anonymous group of gunmen ambushed his car as he drove through Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Governorate. 

Also, the Chief of Media Operations in the Islamic State, Abu Muhammad Furqan, was killed last Sunday in an attack by Iraqi army forces. Iraqi security officer Ali Daqqa told ARA News that Iraqi Special Operation Forces raided a building in the Baaj District where Furqan and other ISIS-affiliated media workers had been hiding. “At least 20 ISIS media workers and officials were hiding in that building. They were all killed in the operation,” the official confirmed.

Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi

Source: ARA News

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