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August 22, 2015 1:18 pm

White House Says ISIS Second-in-Command Killed in US Airstrike in Iraq

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A fighter holding the Islamic State flag. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A fighter holding the Islamic State flag. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The second-in-command of the Islamic State militant group was killed during a U.S. air strike in Iraq on Tuesday, the White House said on Friday, dealing a blow to the group that has sought to form a caliphate in the Middle East.

“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.

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