Airstrike Kills Senior ISIS Leader: U.S. Says 'Dr. Wa'il' Was Minister Of Information

September 16, 2016 7:00 PM

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The Pentagon says that "Dr. Wa'il", one of ISIS' most senior leaders who's also known as Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, was killed by a coalition airstrike near Raqqah, Syria. The news comes weeks after an ISIS commander and spokesman was killed in Aleppo.

According to Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook, Wa'il "operated as the minister of information for the terror organization and was a prominent member of its Senior Shura Council" — the leadership group at the top of ISIS.

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