A billboard promoting the Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria. Nour Fourat / Reuters
Long War Journal: US military kills Islamic State’s ‘Minister of Information’
The US military announced today that it killed the Islamic State’s “Minister of Information” and central shura member in an airstrike near Raqqah, the jihadist group’s capital in Syria, ten days ago. Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, the information minister who was also known as Dr. Wa’il, is the second top Islamic State leader killed by the US in the last three weeks.
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook announced Dr. Wa’il’s death in a statement released by the Department of Defense . Wa’il was the target of “a precision strike.” The Islamic State has not officially announced the death of Wa’il.
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WNU Editor: This is the second top Islamic State leader killed in 3 weeks.
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