Baku. 22 August. REPORT.AZ/ A deputy leader of Islamic State (IS), Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, has been killed in a US military strike in northern Iraq, the White House says, Report informs citing BBC.
Hayali, also known as Hajji Mutazz, is described by US officials as the second in command of the group.
They said he was killed in an attack on his car in Mosul on Tuesday, and that his death would damage IS operations.
A number of IS leaders have been taken out by US-led air coalition strikes in both Iraq and Syria in recent months.