Iraqi TV: Top Islamic State Commander Killed in Airstrike

Ynetnews reports: BAGHDAD — Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be the deputy of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed in an air strike, Iraqi State TV said on Saturday, citing Iraqi military intelligence. The US-led anti-ISIS coalition said it was unable at the moment to confirm the report.

Iraqi TV said Jumaili was killed with other ISIS commanders in a strike carried out by the Iraqi air force in the region of al-Qaim, near the border with Syria. It gave no detail or date for the raid.

“The air force’s planes executed with accuracy a strike on the headquarters of Daesh in al-Qaim .. resulting in the killing of Daesh’s second-in-command…Ayad al-Jumaili, alias Abu Yahya, the war minister,” said state TV, citing a statement from the directorate of military intelligence.

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