Militants of the Islamic State. File photo
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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.