PENTAGON — Coalition forces killed one of the Islamic State terror group’s most senior leaders in a precision strike in Syria this month, the Pentagon said Friday. READ MORE OF THIS STORY
Wa’il Adil Salman al-Fayad, Islamic State’s so-called minister of information, who also went by the name “Dr. Wa’il,” was targeted and killed by an airstrike on September 7, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.
Fayad was targeted in Raqqa, the terror group’s self-proclaimed capital. At the time of the strike, Fayad was sitting on a motorcycle next to a house, a defense official who saw footage of the strike told VOA Friday.
SOURCES: VOA News Online