ISIS confirms killing of number two in US air strike

AFP , Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

Abu Mutaz al-Qurashi
Abu Mutaz al-Qurashi (Al-Ahram)

The Islamic State group's spokesman confirmed on Tuesday the killing of the militant organisation's second in command in a US air strike earlier this year.

"America is rejoicing over the killing of Abu Mutaz al-Qurashi and considers this a great victory," Abu Mohamed al-Adnani said in an audio recording posted on militant websites.

The White House has said that Qurashi, also known as Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali and Haji Mutaz, was killed on August 18 in a US air strike on a vehicle near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

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