White House says airstrike killed Islamic State’s second-in-command – Los Angeles Times

A U.S. military airstrike in northern Iraq has killed Fadhil Ahmad Hayali, second in command of Islamic State and primary coordinator for moving weapons and fighters to militant strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the White House and Pentagon said Friday.

The Iraqi-born militant, also known as Hajii Mutazz, was killed Tuesday with another militant in a vehicle near Mosul, the group’s self-declared capital in Iraq, officials said.

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