Pentagon Confirms Killing of IS Information Minister

FILE - Islamic State's Abu Muhammad al-Adnani is pictured in this undated handout photo, courtesy the U.S. Department of State.
FILE – Islamic State’s Abu Muhammad al-Adnani is pictured in this undated handout photo, courtesy the U.S. Department of State.

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.

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SOURCES: VOA News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.