BAGHDAD Ayad al-Jumaili, the man believed to be the deputy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed in an air strike, Iraqi State TV said on Saturday, citing Iraq's military intelligence.
Jumaili was killed with other Islamic State commanders in a strike carried out by the Iraqi air force in the region of al-Qaim, near the border with Syria, the channel said, without giving the date of the raid.
The TV described Jumaili as Islamic State's "second-in-command" and "war minister".
The spokesman of the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition couldn't immediately be reached for comments. (Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)
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Published Date: Apr 01, 2017 09:49 pm | Updated Date: Apr 01, 2017 09:49 pm