Pentagon: Coalition air strike kills senior Islamic State leader

September 16, 2016 21:58

WASHINGTON - US-led coalition forces killed a senior Islamic State leader who operated as the militant group's minister of information in an air strike on Sept. 7, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said the precision strike took place near Raqqa, Syria, and targeted and killed Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Dr. Wa'il.

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