Pentagon says Raqqa strike kills Islamic State information minister

September 16, 2016 6:22 PM

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A U.S. airstrike this month killed a senior Islamic State militant who oversaw the group’s information and propaganda activities, the Pentagon said Friday.

The strike against Wael Adel Salman al-Fayad took place Sept. 7 around the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. Cook described Fayad as “one of ISIL’s most senior leaders,” who was minister of information and a member of...

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