US air strike kills 'IS number two': White House

AFP , Friday 21 Aug 2015

The second-in-command of the Islamic State jihadist group has been killed in a US air strike in northern Iraq, the White House said Friday.

The National Security Council identified the slain militant as Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Haji Mutaz, and said he was IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's senior deputy.

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