Another ISIL heavy iced with missile strike as he got on his motorcycle
The Pentagon says it has succeeded in taking another senior Islamic State leader off the battlefield.Al-Adnani was recently killed in a drone strike near Aleppo. This should be a big lost for the ISIL propaganda arm. It has become very dangerous to be an ISIL leader. From Raqqa to Mosul they are being killed by drone strikes and snipers.
Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the U.S. has confirmed that a precision airstrike Sept. 7 near Raqqa, Syria, killed "Dr. Wa'il", also known as Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, one of the Islamic State's most senior leaders.
A Pentagon official, who requested anonymity, told the Washington Examiner that Dr. Wa'il was hit by a missile from a U.S. drone as he got on a motorcycle outside his home. No one else was hit in the strike.
The Pentagon said Dr. Wa'il was essentially the Islamic State's minister of information and was a prominent member of the terrorist group's Senior Shura Council, the Islamic State's leadership organisation.
"Wa'il oversaw ISIL's production of terrorist propaganda videos showing torture and executions," Cook said in a statement issued Friday afternoon. "He was a close associate of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the ISIL spokesman and leader for plotting and inspiring external terror attacks."