Second-in-Command on ISIS killed in US strike

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Washington: The Second-in-Command of the dreaded terrorist group ISIS has been killed in an US air strike in northern Iraq, as claimed by Washington. The IS commander Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali who is also known as Hajji Mutazz was killed on August 18 in the strike while he was travelling in a vehicle near Mosul, Iraq.

Ned Price, spokesman of the National Security Council of the White House said, “Al-Hayali was an ISIL Shura Council member and as the senior deputy to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a primary coordinator for moving large amounts of weapons, explosives, vehicles, and people between Iraq and Syria.”

He added, “He supported ISIL operations in both countries and was in charge of ISIL operations in Iraq, where he was instrumental in planning operations over the past two years, including the ISIL offensive in Mosul in June 2014.”