Islamic State second-in-command died in US air strike

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An image taken from a video released by Welayat Nineveh Media Office on August 9, 2014, allegedly shows Islamic State militants waving the trademark Jihadits flag as they inspect the grounds of the Mosul dam in Iraq (AFP Photo)
The White House confirmed on Friday that the second-in-command of the Islamic State militant group had been killed by a U.S. air strike on Tuesday.
"Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Hajji Mutazz … was killed in a U.S. military air strike on August 18 while traveling in a vehicle near Mosul, Iraq, along with an ISIL media operative known as Abu Abdullah," White House spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.
"Al-Hayali\’s death will adversely impact ISIL\’s operations given that his influence spanned ISIL\’s finance, media, operations, and logistics," Price said, referring to the group by an acronym. 
SOURCE: REUTERS

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