Key terrorist operative killed by Pentagon in Syria

September 16, 2016 7:00 PM

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WASHINGTON — A key Islamic State leader responsible for terror videos of torture and execution was killed in an airstrike last week in Syria, the Pentagon announced Friday.

Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Dr. Wa'il, was minister of information and a key leader for the terror group known as ISIL, Peter Cook, Pentagon press secretary, said Friday in a statement. Wa'il was killed Sept. 7 near Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State.

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