The White House says Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali was killed on August 18 in a US air strike
BEIRUT: The Islamic State group’s spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday the killing of the extremist 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 websites.
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The White House has said 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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