US air strike kills ‘IS number two’: White House

August 21, 2015 7:48 PM

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WASHINGTON: The second-in-command of the Islamic State militant group has been killed in a US air strike in northern Iraq, the White House said Friday.

The National Security Council identified the slain militant as Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Haji Mutaz, and said he was IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi´s senior deputy.

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