ISIS Propaganda Chief AND Minister of Information 'Dr. Wa'il' Killed in Airstrike: Pentagon

ISIS Propaganda Chief AND Minister of Information 'Dr. Wa'il' Killed in Airstrike: Pentagon
Sat Sep 17, 2016 14:33:08

ISIS minister of information, Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, killed in Raqqa by US-led coalition airstrike.

An ISIS leader who oversaw the militant group’s propaganda has been killed in Syria in an airstrike carried out by the US-led coalition on 7 September, the Pentagon has said.

A statement from Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that the airstrike took place near Raqqa, targeting and killing Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Dr Wa’il.

ISIS controls parts of Iraq and Syria and has broadcast its beheadings of journalists and aid workers over the past few years.

The Pentagon said Wa’il was minister of information and a prominent member of Isis’s senior shura council, or leadership group. “Wa’il oversaw Isil’s production of terrorist propaganda videos showing torture and executions,” Cook said in the statement, using an Arab acronym for the group. “He was a close associate of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the ISIS spokesman and leader for plotting and inspiring external terror attacks.”

On 30 August, ISIS announced Adnani had been killed in a US air strike in Syria, which was later confirmed by the Pentagon, Guardian reported.

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